Symonds to miss part of ODI series after undergoing knee surgery

January 1st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Jan.1 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds is set to miss the start of Australia’’s back-to-back one-day series against South Africa and New Zealand after undergoing arthroscopy knee surgery.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Symonds had the surgery yesterday after battling right knee pain in the opening two Test losses against the Proteas and being ruled out of the third Test at the SCG starting on Saturday.
Cricket Australia today said Symonds developed the pain during the first Test at the WACA.
He will miss the Twenty20 internationals against South Africa on January 11 and 13 but it’’s hoped he”ll be fit to return at some stage during the program of five one-day internationals against the Proteas then five against New Zealand between January 16 and February 13.
Cricket Australia doctor Trefor James said: “We will monitor Andrew’’s progress in the coming weeks, but are hopeful he will become available for selection at some point during the Commonwealth Bank Series against South Africa or New Zealand.” (ANI)

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