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Vaughan to undergo knee surgery

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December 6, 2005

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Michael Vaughan will miss England's one-day series against Pakistan to have knee surgery. The problem forced him out of the first Test, although he recovered to play in the last two matches of the series.

The ECB's chief medical officer, Dr Peter Gregory, explained: "This procedure will allow treatment of any problems identified and being done in the next few days should allow sufficient time for Michael to recover for the tour of India next year."

Vaughan has been suffering from pain since the recurrence of the injury to his right knee and he will now have an arthroscopy to investigate the problem. Dr Gregory is confident that Vaughan will recover in time for England's tour of India which starts in February.

"I'm bitterly disappointed to be missing the one-day matches against Pakistan," said Vaughan, "but surgery really is the only option for me at the moment. Hopefully I can make a full recovery in time for the tour to India in the early stages of next year."

Marcus Trescothick will take over the captaincy duties, while Ian Bell will stay with the one-day squad for the five-match series which starts this Saturday at Lahore.

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