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Amjad out for nine months

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Kent fast bowler Amjad Khan has undergone surgery to his right knee to reconstruct his posterior cruciate ligament and will be out of competitive cricket for approximately nine months.

Amjad sustained the injury less than two weeks ago at the Dennis Lillee fast bowling Academy in Chennai and he was then sent home from the current England A tour of Bangladesh, before playing a game.

Paul Millman, Kent chief executive said: “It is cruel timing for Amjad that just as he becomes England qualified and is selected for England A he sustains this injury.

“Losing Amjad for the 2007 season is a significant blow for the County but with the assistance of the ECB medical team we must now focus our attention on working hard with Amjad on his rehabilitation so that he can return to full form and fitness as soon as possible.

“Our cricket management and playing staff are determined to rise to the challenge presented by Amjad’s absence for the forthcoming season.’

Simon Timson, ECB science & medicine manager, added: “ECB and Kent medical personnel have been working closely together to ensure that Amjad receives the best medical care and will continue to do so to ensure that he receives the best possible support through his rehabilitation.

“Nimmo Reid, Kent physiotherapist, will lead Amjad’s rehabilitation and will work closely with the ECB medical panel.

“The excellent rehabilitation resources at the National Cricket Centre at Loughborough University will be available to Amjad through his rehabilitation.”