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Simon Jones flies to US to meet knee expert

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London, June 7 (UNI) Ruled out of the entire home series against Sri Lanka, England pacer Simon Jonesa has flown to the United States to meet world-renowned surgeon Richard Steadman to get a second opinion on his knee injury.

Jones' club Glamorgan said in a statement that The 27-year-old pacer has been advised to undergo an arthroscopy, but Jones wants Steadman to give him a second opinion.

The club quoted an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman as saying, '' Simon had an MRI scan last week which confirms that damage to his knee persists. The advice from the specialist is that he will need keyhole surgery. The nature of the surgery will depend on the extent of the damage so we cannot predict a recovery time at this stage. Before committing to surgery, we are seeking a second opinion and we expect to receive a further report on Wednesday.'' Richard Steadman is a well known surgeon whose list of patients include Darren Gough and footballers like Alan Shearer, Henrik Larsson and Patrik Berger.

Jones first injured his left knee in the nets in Nagpur in India in late February. The pacer broke down during Glamorgan's C&G Trophy contest with Ireland on May 1 and was advised six weeks's rest after an MRI scan revealed new injury to his knee.

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