Further surgery for allrounder Ben Stokes

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Ben Stokes has undergone a second operation on the index finger of his left hand that he injured in April.

The allrounder had two screws and scar tissue removed from the finger on Monday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said, and will now undergo an intensive period of rehabilitation for the next four weeks.

Stokes injured his finger when playing in the Indian Premier League in April.

He made a comeback in July, after a first operation, to captain England's one-day international team against Pakistan but played through pain and required injections.

Since then, Stokes has been on an indefinite break from cricket because of the injury and to "prioritise his mental wellbeing."

While it has been reported the latest procedure was successful, Stokes remains unlikely to feature in the Ashes if the series goes ahead with England once again not wanting to put any timescale on a return.

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