Symonds set to undergo surgery

Explosive Australian batsman Andrew Symonds will undergo surgery after rupturing a bicep tendon in his side’s embarrassing 92 run loss to England last night.

“Andrew Symonds has ruptured the biceps tendon in the right shoulder and will receive surgery – probably as early as tomorrow – to repair the tendon,” said the team doctor.

“Andrew will certainly miss the remainder of the Commonwealth Bank Series and will undergo intensive physiotherapy following surgery. His return to cricket will depend on his progress.”

Symonds, who retired hurt on 39, will not only miss the remained of the Commonwealth Bank series, but is also in doubt for the World Cup only six weeks away.

“We won’t know how bad this injury is until after surgery,” Symonds said today.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to get back as quickly as possible.”

Although the injury is serious, Symonds is staying upbeat about the whole situation.

“I feel optimistic about the future because I know I’m a good healer – my wrist injury healed quicker than expected and is fine now.”

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