The International Cricket Council has given the outfield an 'average' rating, allowing it to host World Cup matches, but concerns about players' safety while fielding lingers.
England are naturally wary of rushing Stokes so early in a six-week long tournament.
Stokes said he plans to sort out his long pending surgery post the World Cup but refused to divulge the details.
The all-rounder was included in the squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand.
England won the fifth and final Test by 49 runs at The Oval.
Knowing the importance of Smith's wicket, England went for a review. However, third umpire Nitin Menon too ruled in favour of Smith as Stokes had not completed the catch.
Australia trail England by 162 runs after day three of the fourth Test.
Australia finished day two at 116/4 with a lead of 142.
Australia won by 43 runs despite England captain Ben Stokes' swashbuckling 155.
'Cricket is like chess. There are moments when you need to defend', Boycott wrote in his column for 'The Telegraph'.