Stone heading home from West Indies tour with back injury

Seamer Olly Stone will fly home from the Caribbean this week after a scan revealed he has suffered a bone stress injury to his lower back.

England paceman Olly Stone   -  Getty Images

Olly Stone will be sent home from England's tour of the West Indies after suffering a stress injury in his lower back.

The 25-year-old paceman will fly home after a scan revealed the extent of the damage done.

Stone missed out on a Test debut on the tour of Sri Lanka and a replacement will now be called up for the bowler.

"A scan has revealed that Olly Stone has sustained a bone stress injury to his lower back and he will return home from the Caribbean this week ahead of further tests in the UK," read a tweet on England's account.

"A replacement will be named in due course."

Stuart Broad took a hat-trick as England claimed 19 wickets in one day against a President's XI in a first warm-up match in Barbados on Wednesday.

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