Olly Stone will have to wait for his England Test debut. 

The fast bowler made waves in Sri Lanka during the limited overs matches, and had been tipped to turn out for the Test side in the West Indies. 

However, a stress fracture in his lower-left back means that he will instead be jetting back to the United Kingdom to begin a rehabilitation process. 

Omitted from England’s squads for their first warm-up match against the Cricket West Indies President’s XI, the BBC reported that the 25-year-old had received scans to determine the source of the injury on Wednesday.

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The Warwickshire star has experienced bad luck with injuries before, once rupturing knee ligaments when celebrating the wicket of Moeen Ali while playing for Northamptonshire – an ailment that kept him beyond the boundary rope for a year. 

England have announced that will be sending a replacement out to the West Indies, eager to have a pace-man available to them for the traditionally dry Caribbean pitches.