Vaughan doubtful for first Test

England captain Michael Vaughan is a doubtful starter for the first Test against Pakistan starting from Saturday, after he injured his knee during the ongoing preparatory match against Pakistan A.

Vaughan twisted his knee while completing a run, and had to retire hurt to immediately rush to a hospital for a scan, the results of which are awaited upon.

England’s chief medical officer Peter Gregory is pessimistic, as Vaughan has had a history of knee problems. If the results of the scan are grave, and the skipper does require an operation, the tour could be over for him even before it has virtually begun.

Dr. Gregory said, “It’s still very sore. We will need 24 or 48 hours to see how he pulls up clinically and responds to the treatment, as well as to take into account what we find on those scans. He has a history of cartilage damage, and it would be very likely this is too. If there is a tear it would be pretty bad for him. Usually with tears you would need an operation.”

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