Jamie Overton, the Surrey and England fast bowler, has been ruled out of this summer’s Ashes after reportedly suffering from a lumbar stress fracture.
Overton wasn’t part of English’s historic 3-0 series win over Pakistan in December as he travelled to the United Arab Emirates to ply his service to Gulf Giants in the ongoing ILT20.
However, he couldn’t feature in a single game and returned to England, and has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lumbar spine.
“Jamie, who had been in the UAE, has returned to the UK and further investigations have … revealed that he has sustained a stress fracture of the lumbar spine. He will now begin a period of rehabilitation.”
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Overton made his Test debut for England last year in June against New Zealand at Headingley. He played a match-saving knock of 97 runs in the first innings to help England clinch a victory.
Overton had an impressive season for Surrey last year in the County Championship, where he scalped a total of 34 wickets in 10 matches and amassed 355 runs with the bat to help his club win the title.