My elbow has ‘never felt better’, says Graeme Swann

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Swann will never have to undergo another surgical procedure on his elbow

England off-spinner Graeme Swann has announced that his elbow, which has been troubling him over the past few years, has “never felt better” after he had it surgically repaired at the beginning of the year.

Swann travelled to the United States to undergo the surgical procedure, where he had “13 or 14” bone fragments removed from his right elbow, which was substantially fewer than the 29 fragments that were pulled out during his first surgery in 2009.

Swann returned to the England line-up for the first Test of their current series against New Zealand and despite not picking up a wicket in the match, largely thanks to the heroics of pace bowler Stuart Broad, he stated that his elbow “feels great”.

“The elbow feels great,” Swann said. I’ve been bowling with it over the last two days in the nets and it has never felt better.

“I was just bored with stupid bowling in the nets and wanted to get back in the game. I’m very happy now but this is the last time in my career I will have elbow surgery.”

Prior to getting his elbow repaired, Swann noted that he was optimistic about the surgery being a success, but also admitted that he did have some doubts before going under the knife.

“You go through a mixture of emotions,” he said. “You have the panic, then the optimism, then the odd pessimistic day pops its head out of nowhere. But the surgery wasn’t as serious as last time and my rehab has gone perfectly.”

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