Jordan blow for Surrey
Surrey are facing up to the prospect of losing all-rounder Chris Jordan for the first two months of the season with a back injury.
The highly-rated 21-year-old is two weeks into a six-week rehabilitation programme, after which he will be nurtured back to match fitness.
Surrey today revealed it could be up to a further six weeks before Jordan is available for selection, although he may be available within a fortnight of the initial course of ‘no impact’ rehabilitation ending.
Barbados-born Jordan suffered a stress fracture three years ago and was troubled by the back problem last season.
“We’re working towards his career and improving his career from this point in time,” said Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams.
“He carries the tag of great potential. It’s been a really frustrating time for him, frustrating for us as well. We certainly want that talent out on the field.
“But let’s hope that we’ve finally got to the bottom of something. His bulging disc through this period will have time to rest but I’m quietly confident that we are doing everything we possibly can now.
“It’s frustrating that it’s taken so long to reach this conclusion but, equally, we are where we are and we can’t go back. We can only go forward and I want to make sure we do right by the player himself and also by the club.”