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Stokes has surgery on broken wrist

UPDATED 22 March, 2014 8:51AM AEST | by CA Staff

Locker-punch injury leads to operation, long lay-off

England allrounder Ben Stokes has had surgery on a wrist injury that he sustained when he punched a locker, putting him in doubt for the start of the English summer. 

Stokes, 22, broke his wrist when he lashed out in frustration in the changing room after being dismissed for a golden duck against the West Indies in the third Twenty20 international in Bridgetown a week ago (pictured above).

The injury ruled the one ray of hope from England's disastrous Ashes tour of Australia out of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and also makes him a doubt for the start of England's domestic summer program.

"England and Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has had an operation on the fractured scaphoid bone in his right wrist," the England and Wales Cricket Board announced in a statement.

"Stokes will be reviewed in six weeks and a schedule for his return to full training will be determined following the review."

England's first domestic fixture against Scotland takes place on May 9 - seven weeks away - with a one-day series against Sri Lanka starting on May 20.

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First Posted 22 March, 2014 8:47AM AEST

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