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England pace bowler Stuart Broad and wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior have both gone under the knife and will begin their rehabilitation programmes in due course.
Broad had surgery to fix his chronic knee problem, while Prior had his troublesome Achilles surgically repaired.
Broad managed to battle through the five-Test series against India with his knee issues, but decided that now was the best time to go under the knife since it gave him enough time to recover before the 2015 World Cup gets underway in February next year.
“The ECB medical team confirmed that England and Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad has undergone an operation on his right patella tendon,” an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement said. “Broad will begin a rehabilitation and recovery programme ahead of the tri-series against Australia and India early next year.
“England and Sussex wicketkeeper Matt Prior has undergone surgery on his left Achilles and will begin a rehabilitation and recovery programme with England and Sussex over the winter period.”