Harmison to undergo operation

Steve Harmison will miss the rest of the England summer after it was decided he should undergo surgery to correct his hernia problem.

Harmison suffered the injury around a month ago and after he limped off during a recent county match for Durham against Sussex while fielding, a decision was taken to correct the problem through surgery.

The surgery will rule Harmison out for up to six weeks meaning he won’t be seen in an England shirt next until England’s tour of Sri Lanka in December.

England coach Peter Moores said on Harmison’s injury “He wanted to play again against Sussex because he wanted to be ready for this Test, which are all very positive signs and it’s just disappointing that he’s gone.”

Moores went onto say “But when you have something like this, once you’ve got fit you have six weeks of muscle wastage and you have to build that up before you start bowling again.”

The first Test against India starts on 19th July at Lord’s.

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