Ben Stokes in doubt for second Test

Ben Stokes in doubt for second Test
England's Ben Stokes (left) lies injured and receives medical treatment
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently a doubtful starter for the second Test against Sri Lanka after suffering a knee injury in the first game in Leeds.

Stokes suffered a knee injury while bowling on the second day and also started the third day, but soon returned to the dressing room to undergo treatment.

The 24-year-old took no further part in the game as England rattled the Sri Lankan batting line-up to secure a massive innings and 88-run victory and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

Revealing the details, England skipper Alastair Cook said that Stokes will be in the squad for the second Test but his participation is clouded in doubt due to the injury.

However, Cook further added that the medical staff are unsure about the nature of Stokes’ injury and that the all-rounder will be undergoing a scan.

"He (Ben Stokes) doesn't look good for Durham," said Cook.

"He'll have a scan tomorrow.

“We will certainly add to the squad.

“Even if he's named there will be a risk.

“We don't know. He has something in his knee and is not 100 per cent right.

“It took a major shoulder thing for him to leave the pitch in Abu Dhabi so for him to not feel right is not great.

“But you never know."

The second Test of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka will be played at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, Durham and will get underway on 27th May.

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