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October 18, 2008
Bryce McGain, the Victoria legspinner, has undergone shoulder surgery in Melbourne to repair tendon damage that occurred last month while playing for Australia A in India.
McGain, 36, first strained his shoulder during an A game and then aggravated it in the tour match ahead of Australia's Tests in India. Subsequently, he missed out on a Test debut when he was forced to return home earlier this month. Tests on his shoulder this week revealed surgery was required.
"No one likes to be sidelined and this injury under my armpit has come at a particularly bad time," McGain said. Hopefully the fitness work I've done during the pre-season will stand me in good stead in terms of my recovery and allow me to get stuck into my rehab and back in the nets as soon as possible.
"There's no question that this is a setback, but I've bounced back from a few of these before and am confident this treatment will allow me to return as strong as ever."
McGain's recovery process will depend on his progress after the surgery.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
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