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Simon Jones has targeted England's tour to the Caribbean in March next year as a possible comeback date from his knee injury. Jones has slowly worked his way back to fitness after tearing his cruciate ligament in the Ashes series last November and he played a few games for Glamorgan's 2nd XI at the end of last season. He will also be with the academy this winter.
"The knee is nice and strong, obviously it gets stiff from time to time, but apart from that it has been good," Jones said. "I've been itching to get back and to play three games in the second XI for Glamorgan at the end of last season was a big bonus for me.
"Months ago I thought about the tour of Bangladesh that England are on now as a time for my comeback, but it didn't happen and now I'm looking to West Indies next year. It is a personal goal of mine to play for England again then."
Jones's horror fall at Brisbane is now nearly a year ago and he has made good strides towards a full recovery. "I've got a good medical team around me and they've looked after me well through my rehab," he said. "I will concentrate on working my socks off until Christmas and then go on tour with the academy to Malaysia and India in the new year. Coming to the academy will help me. I know I need to work on my fitness and my bowling action as well and this is a perfect opportunity for me."