County news June 12, 2009

David Sales out for the season

Cricinfo staff

Northamptonshire's David Sales will miss the remainder of the season after agreeing to undergo reconstructive surgery on his long-standing knee injury.

Sales, 31, has not played this summer and decided to go under the knife now in a bid to be fully fit for the 2010 campaign.

"Although I could possibly have played this year the longer-term view was that it could flare up again," he told the BBC. "That would mean missing yet more cricket and even possibly jeopardising my whole career."

Sales, who in the first season of a four-year deal, had a similar operation in 2001 after sustaining an injury while in the Caribbean with England A.