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Jones to undergo another scan on knee

Simon Jones will undergo a further test on his right knee on Saturday ahead of England's NatWest Series match with Australia. Jones had an MRI scan on Friday after picking up an injury during the warm-up for Thursday's series opener against Bangladesh. Jones was forced to miss that match which England won by ten wickets. The scan came back clear, but England's medical team is anxious to reassess the injury before any final decision is made for Sunday's match.

The ECB has confirmed that this is a fresh injury for Jones, who has damaged his knee before - in Australia in 2002 - and missed over a year's cricket. "It's not an old injury," Andrew Walpole, the ECB spokesman, told BBC Sport. "This is not connected to to the cruciate ligament injury he sustained during the first Test in Brisbane." Jones was replaced for the Bangladesh match by Jonathan Lewis, who took three wickets to add to his four-wicket haul against Australia in Monday's Twenty20 victory.