County news

Butcher faces second knee operation

Cricinfo staff

October 10, 2008

Text size: A | A

Mark Butcher, the Surrey captain, faces a second operation on his knee to try and save his career.

He was injured at the start of June and didn't play again during the 2008 season after undergoing keyhole surgery. However, a further operation, involving micro-fracture surgery, has now been recommended.

"The doctors are pretty confident that this will work, so I'm hoping they are right," Butcher told the Get Surrey website. "The last few weeks have not been much fun on any score."

Surrey were relegated in the Championship after finishing bottom without a win, and the poor season cost Alan Butcher, Mark's father, his job as coach. The club are expected to begin a search for his replacement in a few weeks time once Gus Mackay, the new managing director, has settled into his role.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Related Links
Players/Officials: Mark Butcher
Teams: England | Surrey
Country Fixtures Country Results
Sri Lanka A v England XI at Colombo (SSC)
Nov 21, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Sri Lanka A v England XI at Colombo (PSS)
Nov 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Hambantota
Dec 3, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days