England’s Stoke left devasted due to injury

The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England's series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan


Reuters July 28, 2016
England's Ben Stokes leaves the pitch injured on the fourth day of the second test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, northwest England, on July 25, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

ENGLAND: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said to be "devastated" after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan.

The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England's series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday, in his first appearance since undergoing a knee surgery in May.

Stokes tweeted on Thursday, "Devastated about the injury especially with the hard work put in by myself  and others to get me back to FULL fitness."

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But he suggested he was optimistic about returning soon, adding: "Another couple weeks of rehab and hoping to finish off what has been great summer so far for @ECB_cricket."

The England and Wales Cricket Board [ECB] has said Stokes will be assessed next week. The third test in the four-match series against Pakistan begins on August 3 at Edgbaston.

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