Olly Stone to leave England's tour of West Indies due to stress fracture of lower back
Last Updated: 17/01/19 7:09am
Olly Stone will leave England's tour of the West Indies after a scan revealed that he has sustained a stress fracture of the lower back.
The Warwickshire fast bowler was left out of the tour match against a Cricket West Indies President's XI after complaining of a stiff back following the flight to the Caribbean.
When the problem persisted, Stone was sent for a scan that revealed the bone stress injury to his lower left back and he will now return to the UK for further tests.
It is not the first injury setback that Stone has suffered. He was out for over a year with a major knee injury following his move from Northamptonshire to Warwickshire in 2016.
However, after returning to full fitness, he received his first England call-up for the tour of Sri Lanka, where he made his one-day international debut, but his latest injury means he must wait a while longer for his Test bow.
England confirmed that a replacement for Stone will be named in due course.
Watch England's tour of the Caribbean live on Sky Sports this winter, starting with the first Test in Barbados from Wednesday, January 23.