Monday 16 December, 2019

Stone heading home from West Indies tour with back injury

England paceman Olly Stone.

England paceman Olly Stone.

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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