England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after a repeat X-ray and CT scan on Thursday revealed that he has a fracture of his left index finger.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news through a press release on Friday. The board also confirmed that the all-rounder will travel to Leeds for surgery on Monday, after a fracture of his left index finger during the IPL stint.
"Stokes, who is currently in India with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, will fly home tomorrow. He will have surgery in Leeds on Monday," the statement read.
The injury occurred while fielding during Royals' opening match against Punjab Kings on Monday when he completed a catch in the deep to see off West Indies batsman Chris Gayle.