General News | 7th December 2006

Johno fit and healthy after op

Our former middle order batsman has had trouble with his knee cartilage for a number of years and the surgery was designed to ease the problems.

Johno was then kept in hospital for observation after collapsing but is now back at home and expects to return to Trent Bridge in the New Year.

He said: “Having had all the cartilage on the inside of my knee removed, there was a lot of stress being put on that part of my knee.

“The operation deliberately broke the top of my tibia and a plate and screws were inserted to reduce the pressure and that itself was a success.

“But the doctors were concerned about why I collapsed when trying to get out of bed and ran a series of tests. I’ve been given the all-clear but have got a concoction of drugs to take as a precaution for a while.

“All it means is that I’m sitting at home getting bored, and suffered by watching the second Ashes Test, which didn’t improve my mood. But I expect I’ll be sticking my head in at the ground over the next few weeks and I’ll be back at work in January.”

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