IPL 2021: Ben Stokes to fly out on Saturday for finger surgery

England and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after sustaining a fracture on his left index finger while fielding in an Indian Premier League match.

Ben Stokes’ repeat X-ray and CT scan revealed the seriousness of the injury.   -  BCCI/IPL

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks as he needs to undergo surgery to cure the fracture on his left index finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the development.

Stokes’ repeat X-ray and CT scan revealed the seriousness of the injury sustained during the Indian Premier League game between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings earlier this week.

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He is set to fly out to the UK on Saturday for the surgery scheduled in Leeds on Monday.

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The injury occurred while completing a catch in the deep to see off West Indies batsman Chris Gayle.