New Zealand v England: Bresnan set to undergo elbow surgery in USA
New Zealand v England: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale reveals Tim Bresnan is set to undergo an operation on his elbow in USA
Tim Bresnan is set to head to the United States to undergo an operation on his elbow next week, according to Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale.
The 27-year-old was left out of England’s squad for the spring tour of New Zealand due to a niggling elbow problem, which hampered his performances over the winter.
Gale, who is Bresnan’s Yorkshire team-mate and brother-in-law, revealed that the all-rounder has been back training with his county side this week ahead of his surgery, before heading state-side next week.
“He has been back in training with us just doing a little bit of running,” Gale told the Telegraph & Argus.
“He’s going out to America in the next week or so, and he’ll be there for a week or two to have an operation and then some rehab on his elbow.
“He might then come to Barbados on pre-season or he might not. But he’s certainly going to have to prove his fitness if he’s going to get back in the England side for that first Test match [against New Zealand], which is in the first or second week of May.
“Hopefully we will see a bit of him early in the season. That will be a bonus.”
Bresnan, who first underwent surgery on his elbow in 2011, will hoping to play a part in the Test series against New Zealand in May, before the eagerly-anticipated Ashes begin in the summer.