Olly Stone suffers partial stress fracture of back, Warwickshire confirm
Jim Troughton: "Getting himself into the England set up was a great achievement so the timing of this set back is a tough one for him"
Last Updated: 23/01/19 1:04pm
Warwickshire have confirmed that Olly Stone has suffered a partial stress fracture to his left lower back following his return from England's tour of the West Indies.
Stone, replaced in the England party in Caribbean by fellow seamer Mark Wood, was hoping to make his Test debut against Windies after being an unused member of the squad that whitewashed Sri Lanka in November.
"We're bitterly disappointed for Olly who has already had his fair share of injury heartache," Warwickshire's first-team coach Jim Troughton said.
"Getting himself into the England set up was a great achievement so the timing of this set back is a tough one for him.
"The science and medical staff at Warwickshire will work closely with Olly, in partnership with the England medical team, and hopefully we can have him back to bowling as soon as possible."
Stone, who played four ODIs for England in Sri Lanka in October, suffered a serious knee injury in July 2016 after celebrating the wicket of Moeen Ali while playing for former club Northamptonshire against Worcestershire.
Warwickshire were promoted back to Specsavers County Championship Division One in 2018 and will begin their 2019 campaign at home to fellow top-flight new boys Kent on Thursday, April 11.