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English spinner Jack Leach to undergo left knee surgery

Updated on: 25 February,2024 02:15 PM IST  |  Ranchi
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Jack Leach did not make his appearance in the second test but he was expected to show up in the Rajkot Test. But it was decided during England’s break at Abu Dhabi that Leach won’t take any part for England in the remaining three Tests

English spinner Jack Leach to undergo left knee surgery

Jack Leach. Pic/AP, PTI

England's spinner Jack Leach who is ruled out of the ongoing test series against India, revealed that he will undergo surgery on his left knee. He sustained the injury during the first test match against India.


Leach in an attempt to stop the boundary on the first day of the first test collided with the ground. On day two of the match, Leach aggravated the injury, which meant he picked a swelling on his injured knee and was unable to bowl long bowling spells, though he did bowl 26 overs in the first innings.


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The spinner managed to bowl 10 overs in the second innings of the opener and dismissed Shreyas Iyer as England secured a famous 28-run victory at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

He did not make his appearance in the second test but he was expected to show up in the Rajkot Test. But it was decided during England’s break at Abu Dhabi that Leach won’t take any part for England in the remaining three Tests.

“I'm going to have an operation to get the rest of the swelling out because it's not budging. "It was quite an unfortunate one. It was the second ball of the first innings in the field so that whole game I was playing with this knee problem."

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"I obviously knocked it a few times throughout that game and it has just created a long period of recovery. I need to get the operation done and then hopefully I can get back to playing cricket. I'd love to have a run of playing cricket and getting into a bit of a rhythm again and hopefully that can happen again once I've got this sorted," said Leach on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Leach, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, had just returned to Test match action after recovering from a stress fracture in the back which ruled him out of last year’s Ashes against Australia at home.

Following the end of Tests against India at Dharamshala on March 11, England's next assignment in the format will be the home series against the West Indies, starting at Lord's on July 10. Before this, Somerset, Leach’s county team, will begin their County Championship campaign in an away match against Kent on April 5.

(With IANS Inputs)

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