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Collingwood to have knee surgery after World Cup

Collingwood to have knee surgery after World Cup

England allrounder Paul Collingwood will have knee surgery as soon as England's World Cup campaign is over.
The England & Wales Cricket Board said Wednesday that Collingwood, 34, will have surgery on his left knee to correct minor cartilage damage. This follows scans on both knees during the World Cup.
Collingwood played in four of England's World Cup group matches but was dropped from key matches against South Africa and West Indies that England won. Against Bangladesh, Collingwood was relegated from his normal No. 5 or 6 to No. 8 in the batting order as he struggled with form.
The surgery is set to threaten Collingwood's participation in next month's Indian Premier League, where he has signed for the Rajasthan Royals.
"Paul felt some discomfort in his left knee during the group stages of the World Cup and a precautionary scan ahead of England's match against South Africa showed no significant damage," said ECB chief medical officer Nick Peirce. "However, further assessment suggests a loose piece of cartilage floating in his knee that will require surgical removal.
"We'll be able to establish a definitive rehabilitation timescale following surgery but we expect Paul to make a full recovery in due course."
An ECB spokesman said Collingwood will stay with the team as long as it is involved in the tournament. England plays Sri Lanka in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Collingwood is captain of England's Twenty20 team but he retired from test cricket after England's Ashes series win in Australia and is struggling to keep his place in the ODI squad. He underperformed during the triumphant Ashes series, taking just one wicket and with one score over 20.
The steady allrounder, one of the best fielders England has produced, has played 197 limited-overs internationals, scoring 5,092 runs at an average of 35 and taking 111 wickets.


Updated : 2021-05-12 06:28 GMT+08:00