County News May 29, 2007

Jones suffers further setback

Cricinfo staff

Jones returned to action this season, but again his knee has flared up © Getty Images

Simon Jones has suffered yet another setback in his recovery from the knee surgery he underwent last season and is due to see a specialist at Loughborough.

"Simon gets treated by us [Glamorgan] and he is in constant consultation with the ECB physios, but the fact that it's swollen up again after a period of rest is a bit concerning and he's gone back up to talk to them," David Hemp, the Glamorgan captain, told the BBC. "I feel sorry for Simon, as he is resting his knee and doing everything he is told.

"He is taking 10 days off or a week off after a game as stipulated by the ECB, but to come back after that with the knee still swollen is very disappointing."

Jones, 28, last played for England in the fourth Test of the 2005 Ashes series at Trent Bridge, the match which gave England a 2-1 lead, but he is now likely to miss Glamorgan's Championship game against Essex on Wednesday.