Tremlett upbeat over fitness

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Chris Tremlett spoke to ecb.co.uk about his recent injury setback

Chris Tremlett is doing his best to remain positive after a frustrating injury-plagued year.

The Surrey and England paceman, a star performer in the 2010-11 Ashes, picked up a back injury towards the end of last summer, which subsequently required surgery.

He returned to action for his county in June, but has since been sidelined once again by a knee problem.

Speaking exclusively to ecb.co.uk at Horsley and Send CC in Surrey, Tremlett said: "It's been one of those years unfortunately.

"I picked up the back injury at the end of last year, had to have surgery and worked hard to get back with that.

“It was great to come back and play a bit of Twenty20 and a couple of championship games, but I unfortunately picked up a bit of a knee niggle and I've had to rest for the last five or six weeks, which has been very boring and frustrating.

"I actually see the surgeon again next week and we're going to make a decision on where to go from here. I'm not sure how much it's improved and whether I'm going to be able to cricket again this season.

"I'm being as positive as I can and I'm sure my luck will change at some point."

Tremlett takes heart from his performances for Surrey in the gap between his two recent injuries.

"Coming back for that small period I still know I can bowl at a decent pace and I bowled pretty well, so I can take confidence from that," he explained.

"It's just about putting this year behind me and moving on.

"We'll find out in the next week or so what the plan is with my rehab, what we are going to do. I'm keen to play some cricket in the winter, wherever it's going to be, but we'll make that decision in a week or so."

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