England captain Michael Vaughan is to see a new specialist on Thursday as he tries to get his recovery from a potentially career-ending knee injury back on track.
Following a meeting between the Yorkshire and England medical staffs on Monday, an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement on Tuesday said: â€œIt has been decided that Michael Vaughan should be referred to a specialist on Thursday for a further assessment of his injured right knee. A further update will be issued in due course.â€
Vaughan, who now looks increasingly likely to miss the rest of the English season, has not played for England since being forced home early from the tour of India in March after a recurrence of his longstanding knee problem.
The injury flared up again while the 31-year-old was playing for Yorkshire during last weekâ€™s County Championship match away to Sussex at Arundel where Vaughan was unable to field for most of the game.
Afterwards, Yorkshire physio Scott McAllister said: â€œMichaelâ€™s rehab programme seems to have suffered a setback. A fourth operation on his knee is a possibility but at this stage nothing has been set in stone and the situation needs to be carefully assessed.â€
Another attempt at keyhole surgery to clear away internal debris would sideline Vaughan for at least 10 weeks. That would rule him out of the four-Test series against Pakistan starting next month.
Vaughan, who led England to Ashes glory last year, played the last of his 64 Tests against Pakistan at Lahore in December. He has so far scored 4,595 Test runs at an average of 42.94 with 15 hundreds and a best of 197.
Source:The NewsMore on:england, Michael Vaughan, Yorkshire
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