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Vaughan suffers injury setback


England captain Michael Vaughan has suffered a setback in his recovery from a longstanding knee problem and now looks set to miss the whole of the Test series against Sri Lanka.

As his international teammates made 318 for three on the first day of the first Test at Lord’s here on Thursday, Vaughan was discovering that his right knee was not yet ready to withstand the rigours of first-class cricket.

The 31-year-old batsman, who has not played since quitting the tour of India earlier this year on the eve of the first Test in Nagpur had hoped to feature for Yorkshire this week.

“Two weeks ago it was getting to the stage that I was close to playing,” Vaughan said. “This Sunday against Northants in the C and G (one-day tournament) was potentially a chance of me playing. But there was a little bit of a setback, when you have rehab and you’re working hard then you get the odd setback,” he added.

A piece of bone in the joint has created a hole, and until that smoothes over a comeback is not an issue.

For Vaughan to feature in a Test against Sri Lanka he would need to play a four-day game and the only fixture where he can do that, before the back-to-back second and concluding third Tests start on May 25, is the Roses match against Lancashire commencing on Tuesday.

Vaughan has not played an international match since leaving the tour of Pakistan to undergo surgery on the joint for the third time in December.

He later admitted the injury was made worse by trying to return for the Test series in India, hence his reluctance to rush back now.

Source:The News

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