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Ben Stokes out from cricket for one month due to a knee injury

The return of Ben Stokes to the County Championship got delayed after he underwent a scan on his left knee.

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Ben Stokes is not returning to cricket for at least a month now. His comeback to the County Championship got delayed after he underwent a scan on his left knee. The pacer was facing some issues during England's tour to West Indies in the past month. Still, Joe Root utilized Ben the most during the 3-match Test series.

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In fact, he also opted out of the IPL 2022 mega auction to play early-season matches for his county side Durham. According to the plan, Stokes was supposed to play the County Championship before the Test series against New Zealand, starting on 2 June.

He shared on the Round the Wicket podcast that he is not returning to County at the moment. "I think it was pretty obvious that I was struggling with my knee a bit out in the Caribbean. At the moment there is no training. So I will go and get the scans and then we can find out what's going on, and then hopefully can make a plan from there."

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England Cricket Board (ECB) also confirmed the entire scenario on 8 April.

A spokesperson said (as quoted by ESPNcricinfo), "Ben had a scan on his left knee which didn't reveal anything new. We had planned for him to return to LV= Insurance County Championship cricket in early May and, while he is feeling tender in the knee, that plan remains the same following the scan. We'll continue to manage him in conjunction with Durham."

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