Ben Stokes not giving up on England return this summer

Stokes has been left out of the squad for next week's third Test at Edgbaston, having torn his calf during the series-levelling victory at Old Trafford.

There was some concern that his international summer was over, with the England and Wales Cricket Board's medical staff set to assess his condition in the coming days.

But the 25-year-old made his own assessment on Twitter, targeting a return to action sooner than expected - though i t seems the August 11 Test at the Oval will come too soon.

Stokes posted: "Devastated about the injury especially with all the hard work put in by myself and others to get me back to FULL fitness.

"Another couple weeks of rehab and hoping to finish off what has been great summer so far for @ECB_cricket."

Stokes has played just two Tests this summer, having undergone knee surgery in May.

  Ben Stokes, left, has taken to social media to provide an update on his rehabilitation from injury
Ben Stokes, left, has taken to social media to provide an update on his rehabilitation from injury