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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