England suffer Swann blow

2011-01-19 08:03
Graeme Swann (AP)

Hobart - England spinner Graeme Swann has a badly bruised left knee and will be out of England's line-up for two weeks during the team's limited-overs series against Australia.

England coach Andy Flower said on Wednesday that Swann could possibly return for the sixth game of the seven-match one-day series in Sydney on February 2.

Swann received a knock on his left knee while batting in last week's first Twenty20 match against Australia in Adelaide.

"He has got a slightly deformed kneecap on his left knee," Flower said. "He got hit and it is badly bruised and it is quite painful so he won't be playing in this game and might have to rest for 10 days to two weeks.

"That does give (James) Tredwell the opportunity depending on whether we want to pick two spinners or not."

Injured pace bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson will return to Australia to rejoin the England squad on Friday, Flower said.

Broad broke down with an abdominal strain during the second Ashes Test in Adelaide in December and is still doing recovery work.

Anderson was given time off after England's triumphant Ashes campaign, and missed the two T20 games and the first one-dayer. He is expected to play in the fourth one-dayer against Australia in Adelaide on January 26.

Flower said he didn't anticipate Broad to be fit to play in the one-day series.

"It is better for him to be out here rather than being in the middle of an English winter," Flower said.

Australia won the first one-day match by six wickets and the second match will be played Friday in Hobart.

Read more on:    graeme swann

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Previous Results

Date Match Result

Who will win the 2015 edition of the Ashes?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.