Stokes' knee problem has persisted for several years, affecting his ability to bowl, and he has refrained from disclosing detailed information about the exact nature of the injury despite inquiries.

The last time Stokes bowled in a competitive match was on 1 July during the fourth day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's. He made a surprising return to one-day international cricket to participate in England's World Cup defense, indicating that he had a well-considered plan to address the issue.

It is understood that England is planning to travel to the United Arab Emirates for a practice camp in preparation for the upcoming Test series against India. 

This schedule leaves Stokes with approximately eight weeks to recover and regain match fitness, ideally in time to accompany the squad.

While England's World Cup aspirations have dwindled with five losses in six matches, a defeat against traditional rivals Australia in Ahmedabad would mathematically seal their exit from the competition. 

Despite the setbacks, Stokes remains focused on his recovery journey with an eye on the upcoming challenges that lie ahead in Test cricket.