Stone ruled out of West Indies series with back injury

Olly Stone England Warwickshire West Indies

England seamer Olly Stone has been ruled out of the West Indies Test series with a back injury.

Stone reported stiffness in his lower left back after taking part in a light practice session on Sunday and scans in Barbados revealed a stress injury.

The 25-year-old had been hoping to make his Test debut in the three-match series but was told his tour was over.

“Following the result of scans, Olly Stone has sustained a bone stress injury to the left lower back. He will return home from the Caribbean later this week and have further tests in the UK,” said a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The Warwickshire bowler’s career has been beset by injuries. He sat out 18 months with a cruciate ligament injury and has played just 34 first-class matches since making his debut in 2012.