Stokes had an X-ray and CT scan on Thursday, which had revealed the extent of the damage, the ECB statement said, adding that he will fly home for surgery in Leeds on Monday.
Speedy recovery, @BenStokes38 🙏
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1618569107000
England’s home Test series against New Zealand begins on June 2, meaning Stokes is unlikely to be fit in time.
Stokes, ranked as the second-best all rounder in the world, sustained the injury while attempting to make a catch in the deep off West Indies batsman Chris Gayle in the IPL game against Punjab Kings.