England in India, 2005-06 March 6, 2006

Jones and Trescothick to miss series

Cricinfo staff



Simon Jones is unlikely to be fit for the one-day series against India © Getty Images
Simon Jones and Marcus Trescothick have been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series against India, and are highly unlikely to return for the seven-match one-day series as well.

Jones twisted his left knee while bowling in the nets at Nagpur on the day before the first Test and flew back to the UK the following day. He underwent an arthroscopy on Friday and will now begin his rehabilitation program with Dean Conway, England's one-day squad physio.

This is the latest injury setback for Jones, who missed the final Ashes Test at The Oval and the tour of Pakistan with a bone spur on his ankle. On the 2002-03 tour of Australia he picked up a horrendous injury in the Brisbane Test when he slid on the sandy outfield, damaging his right knee so severely he was out of action for nearly a year.

Trescothick flew back home before the first Test due to personal reasons and Andrew Walpole, England's team media manager, told PTI that he will not return for the Tests. "He has been ruled out for personal reasons which cannot be revealed at the moment."

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