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Ben Stokes will not figure in the second Investec Test, on his home ground at Chester-le-Street.

Ben Stokes ruled out of second Test with knee injury

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Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the second Investec Test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street because of his knee injury and will be replaced in England's squad by Chris Woakes.

Stokes, who jarred his left knee on the second day of England's innings victory at Leeds, had scans on the injury on Sunday and is to see a consultant to "decide on a managment plan".

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That meeting will take place on Tuesday, when Stokes' fellow all-rounder Woakes and Jake Ball - the seamer who was picked in a Test squad for the first time at Headingley - will join England, after leaving their ongoing matches in the Specsavers County Championship.

An England and Wales Cricket Board statement on Monday morning read: "England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the second Investec Test at Emirates Riverside after sustaining a left knee injury during England's first Test victory at Headingley.

"Following a scan yesterday and review by the medical team, it was advised that Stokes would be unavailable for the match in Durham.

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"The 24-year-old will be reviewed by a consultant tomorrow, to decide on a management plan."

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