Injured Jones seeks 2nd opinion

Fast bowler Simon Jones has flown to Colorado for a consultation with world-renowned surgeon Richard Steadman on his injured knee.

Jones has suffered an injury prone career to date, and has been out of international cricket since last years fifth Ashes Test as a result of his latest misfortunes. The most recent of his woes stems from a knee injury he sustained during England’s tour of India in February. Having recovered from his previous ankle ailment, the bowler was injured once more in the buildup to the first Test match.

He returned for his county Glamorgan this season, but only managed three games before he broke down again.

Following a scan last week, Jones’ Sheffield-based specialist has advised that he undergo an arthroscopy. The procedure relates to the examination of the interior of a joint using the insertion of an endoscope.

Jones will now consult Steadman, who treated fellow England pacer Daren Gough, for a second opinion. Pending a concurrent opinion, Jones will likely undergo surgery in the USA and will be sidelined once more for a lengthy period of time.

The likelihood of such may complicate Jones’ participation in this year’s Ashes defense.

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