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Paul Collingwood

Paul Collingwood will remain with England for the rest of their World Cup campaign but will have keyhole knee surgery immediately after

England all-rounder Paul Collingwood will undergo arthroscopic left knee surgery to correct minor cartilage damage following England's current ICC Cricket World Cup campaign.

Collingwood will undergo routine surgery upon his return to the UK and, whilst a recovery and rehabilitation timescale will be determined following surgery, he is expected to make a full recovery in due course.

ECB chief medical officer Dr Nick Peirce said: "Paul felt some discomfort in his left knee during the group stages of the World Cup and a precautionary scan ahead of England's match against South Africa showed no significant damage. However, further assessment suggests a loose piece of cartilage floating in his knee that will require surgical removal.

"We'll be able to establish a definitive rehabilitation timescale following surgery but we expect Paul to make a full recovery in due course."

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