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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 April 2007, 07:46 GMT 08:46 UK
Giles to sit out most of season
Ashley Giles
Spinner Giles played in the first two Ashes Tests in Australia
England's Ashley Giles could miss a second straight summer of cricket as he recovers from a long-term hip problem.

Earlier this month the Warwickshire spinner flew to Colorado for a third operation on his right hip and is set to spend about eight weeks on crutches.

Giles, 34, had been hoping to regain his England place this summer.

"At this stage I can't say how long I will be out of action, but it could be for most of the summer," Giles told the Daily Telegraph.

"The operation was more straightforward than the one I had last summer but I will be on crutches for longer."

Giles, who was not named in England's latest 25-man performance squad, will see a specialist in June to assess his condition.

He did not play for his county last season because of a similar complaint.

606: DEBATE

He returned to England's team for the first two Ashes Tests but was forced to return home when his wife was diagnosed as suffering from a brain tumour.

He was then overlooked for the World Cup in the West Indies in favour of Monty Panesar, before experiencing further hip discomfort on Warwickshire's pre-season trip to the Caribbean.



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