Ahead of the three-match T20 worldwide series against India, England have suffered a setback as all-rounder Ben Stokes has been left out from the 14-man squad.
All-rounders Sam and Tom Curran have been included in the squad.
That remains a possibility as the Durham star will travel with the squad selected for those three matches and the preceding one-off Twenty20 fixture against Australia, which will follow the ongoing one-day global series, at Edgbaston on June 27.
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"Woakes has had an injection for the knee issue last Monday and will now undertake a rehabilitation and conditioning programme to address both injuries". The ECB said on Monday he would not be available at least until the ODI series against India which starts on July 12.
England play Australia in a one-off T20 at Edgbaston on June 27 ahead of a three-match series against India, which gets underway with the first match at Old Trafford on July 3.
That option still appears possible, because the key all-rounder will travel with the squad chosen for those three matches and the one-off fixture against Australia which will follow the ongoing one-day global series - at Edgbaston on June 27.
"Barring a miracle he is unlikely to be fit before the second Test, so we left him out from the squad", Abedin said.