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23 March 201116:27

Collingwood to undergo knee arthroscope after ICC Cricket World Cup

The England all-rounder will undergo routine surgery upon his return to the UK

Collingwood to undergo knee arthroscope after ICC Cricket World Cup
 - Cricket News

England all-rounder Paul Collingwood.

England all-rounder Paul Collingwood will undergo arthroscopic knee (left) surgery to correct minor cartilage damage following England's current ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 campaign.

Collingwood will undergo routine surgery upon his return to the UK and whilst a recovery and rehabilitation timescale will be determined following surgery he is expected to make a full recovery in due course.

ECB Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nick Peirce, said: "Paul felt some discomfort in his left knee during the group stages of the World Cup and a precautionary scan ahead of England's match against South Africa showed no significant damage. However, further assessment suggests a loose piece of cartilage floating in his knee that will require surgical removal.

"We'll be able to establish a definitive rehabilitation timescale following surgery but we expect Paul to make a full recovery in due course."

Collingwood will remain available for selection for the duration of England's World Cup campaign.