BBC Sport cricket


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 11:21 GMT, Thursday, 11 June 2009 12:21 UK

Jones is forced to delay comeback

Simon Jones
Simon Jones has played 18 Test matches for England, taking 59 wickets

Worcestershire's England fast bowler Simon Jones has been forced to delay his comeback from knee surgery until the end of June.

A scan has revealed that the 30-year-old 2005 Ashes hero's rehabilitation has progressed more slowly than he had been hoping for.

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes said: "Simon will have a further scan to assess where he is at.

"We are now hoping that he can play in a second XI game at the end of June."

Jones picked up 42 Championship wickets in nine games in his first season at New Road in 2008.

But the former Glamorgan man missed the final month of last season and had surgery in September before again going under the knife at the beginning of this campaign.

He had been hoping to feature in Worcestershire's Division One clash with Yorkshire at New Road, beginning on 16 June.

He has been plagued by injury since the summer of 2005 and has not played for England since the fourth Test of the 2-1 Ashes series win over Australia that year.

Print Sponsor

see also
Paceman Jones out for six weeks
16 Apr 09 |  Worcestershire
Jones will return for Worcs tour
11 Mar 09 |  Worcestershire
Jones on course for April return
04 Dec 08 |  Worcestershire
Paceman Jones as hungry as ever
25 Dec 08 |  Worcestershire

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.