Ben Stokes hasn’t played competitive cricket since July.© AFP
England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Monday indicated that he is making progress in recovering from his finger injury after he posted a picture on social media holding a cricket bat. Last week, the 30-year-old had removed two screws and scar tissue from his left forefinger after playing in the Indian Premier League in April. Stokes posted a picture showing him holding the bat with his bandaged finger and the words: “Broken finger on April 12th. Able to carry it around my handle after first breaking on October 11th “
oh hey girl pic.twitter.com/Q4lDN6HOpD
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) 11 October 2021
He added five smiling face emojis to the picture and commented “oh aye lad” on his posts on Twitter and Instagram.
Stokes took an indefinite break from cricket in July to prioritize his mental health, but retained his England central contract on Friday.
But his return from cricket and injury meant he was dropped from England’s Ashes squad on Sunday.
Stokes has not played for England since July, when he cut short his injury rehabilitation to captain the one-day side against Pakistan following the coronavirus outbreak.
Stokes is missing from the T20 World Cup starting October 17 in Oman and the UAE and is unlikely to return to the Ashes.
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