Stokes has been ruled out of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League after he suffered an injury on his left index finger during Rajasthan Royals’ opening fixture of the season against Punjab Kings.
The champion all-rounder got injured while taking a catch off Chris Gayle in the deep.
Stokes was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the competition and the England and Wales Cricket Board on Saturday revealed that the Durham all-rounder has suffered a fracture in his left index finger and that he will be required to go under the knife.
Stokes will undergo surgery on his injured index finger on Monday and he is set to be out of action for up to 12 weeks.
“England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after a repeat X-ray and CT scan on Thursday revealed that he has a fracture of his left index finger,” the ECB said in an official statement.
“Stokes, who is currently in India with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, will fly home tomorrow. He will have surgery in Leeds on Monday,” the statement had further read.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals bid adieu to Ben Stokes on Saturday with a heartfelt tweet.
“Bye Ben. The all-rounder flew back home last night after a scan revealed that he’ll have to undergo surgery on his finger. Speedy recovery, champ.” wrote Rajasthan Royals.
Bye, Ben. 🥺
The all-rounder flew back home last night after a scan revealed that he'll have to undergo surgery on his finger. Speedy recovery, champ. 💪🏻#HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | @benstokes38 pic.twitter.com/o1vRi5iO95
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 17, 2021