England fast bowler Olly Stone has a stress fracture in his back, his county have now confirmed.

The 25-year-old returned from the West Indies excursion a week for additional evaluations which revealed the fracture.

Stone made his one-day global debut against Sri Lanka in October and played four of those five games.

“We’re bitterly disappointed for Olly who’s had his fair share of harm hindsight,” said firstteam trainer Jim Troughton.

Stone previously spent just within a year out after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee as he observed that the wicket of Moeen Ali while searching for Northamptonshire in 20-16.

have not said if he is going to be fit in time to the beginning of new county , which commences 11 April.

“Obtaining himself in to the England set-up proved to be a terrific achievement therefore the timing with the setback is a demanding one for him personally,” Troughton added.

“The science and medical team at will continue to work closely with Olly, in partnership with the England medical team, and hopefully we can have him straight back again to bowling as soon as possible”