Newell Backs Swann To Recover
In Time For England's Summer
Featured News | 6th March 2013
Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell has backed Graeme Swann to make a full recovery from elbow surgery in time to feature in England's home series against New Zealand and Australia this summer.
Swann is set for elbow surgery in the United States having withdrawn from the ongoing tour of New Zealand.
"We'll wait to be told what part we are required to play in his recovery but if it involves match action in the early parts of the season then everyone will benefit for that," said Newell.
"We've been aware of the discomfort he's had in his elbow in the past and surgery worked successfully last time around.
"He'll be throroughly determined to play a big part for England this summer and I fully expect that he will do."
Monty Panesar has been named in England's line-up for the First Test in New Zealand whilst James Tredwell has been added to the squad for the remainder of the series.
"We were waiting on results from scans we had the other day which had to be seen by the specialist in America," said Swann.
"When the news came back that I did need surgery it's obviously very disappointing. I've looked forward to this tour for a long time as I love New Zealand but it's not to be.
"I was trying to go through my whole career without needing surgery again, but the specialist came back and said something needed to be done.
"It's a huge year for English cricket and a huge year for me so if this means taking a more active part in it then it's something I have to do."
The first day of the Test was washed out.
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