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Sports

REUTERS
December 11, 2019

Stokes edges past injury scare, expects to bowl in South Africa

Sports

REUTERS
Wed, Dec 11, 2019
All-rounder Ben Stokes. Photo: AFP

All-rounder Ben Stokes will be fit to bowl, after  his scans on his troublesome left knee showed no problems, for England’s upcoming five-Test series in South Africa.

Stokes felt pain during the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand and did not bowl again that day, though he did return later in the match to bowl a further 25 overs.

"I got some scans when we got back in England and there’s nothing really showing up on the MRI scans, which is good news," the 28-year-old told British radio station TalkSport.

"I just need to toughen up I guess but it’s alright and it’s just treatment now. I will be fine to bowl."

Stokes had surgery to repair torn cartilage in the same knee in 2016. The first Test of the series begins at Centurion on Dec. 26.