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Guy on mend after brain surgery

Simon Guy
Guy has come through the Yorkshire academy at Headingley

Yorkshire wicketkeeper Simon Guy is recovering in hospital after undergoing brain surgery for a cerebral abscess.

The 30-year-old, who had the operation in mid-February, has been recuperating in Leeds General Infirmary.

Yorkshire initially kept the operation a private affair at the request of the player and his family.

"He is getting better quickly but it will be some time before we see him playing again," director of cricket Martyn Moxon told BBC Radio Leeds.

"The illness started with an infection in his ear five weeks ago, but developed quickly into something far more serious.

"He was in a very bad way when he was admitted to the LGI.

It will be a slow process, but one I'm sure Simon will come back from

Leeds director of cricket Martyn Moxon

"The operation went very well I'm please to say and he's a lot better and a lot more like his old self now," he added.

There were some fears the operation would end Guy's playing career, but Moxon has been quick to deny that.

"Simon will certainly be back and he is ever the optimist," he said.

"He came back from a serious Achilles injury last season well ahead of schedule. He worked his socks off to get back from that one.

"Admittedly this is very different situation and we have to be careful not to rush him back too quickly with this kind of illness.

"So it will be a slow process, but one I'm sure Simon will come back from."

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