England all-rounder Ben Stokes underwent a second finger operation on Monday and has begun a four-week intense rehabilitation with the ECB medical staff.
Stokes had surgery on his finger back in April after fracturing it in the IPL and took an indefinite break from cricket earlier this summer to prioritise his mental wellbeing.
It remains unclear when he will return but the ECB confirmed today that he had a second operation on Monday to have two screws and scar tissue removed from the index finger of his left hand.
The statement added: “He will now undergo an intensive period of rehabilitation for the next four weeks under the supervision of the ECB’s medical team.”
Whether that means he’ll be unavailable for the upcoming Ashes series down under remains uncertain, with reports earlier this week indicating the tour is likely to go ahead with Joe Root as skipper.
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