Vaughan adds to England~~s long list of injury worries

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2002, 0:17 [IST]
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London: Michael Vaughan added to England's growing list of injury concerns for this month's International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy when he announced on Wednesday he had a right knee problem. In-form batsman Vaughan, who has scored three Test hundreds this season opening the innings, is still expected to be fit for Thursday's series decider with India at The Oval. But he may require an operation afterwards and that could see him ruled out of the One-day event in Sri Lanka where England's first match is on September 18 against Zimbabwe. England is already without Andrew Flintoff due to a hernia operation and his fellow all-rounder Craig White, who has strained an abdominal muscle, could also be missing. They also have doubts about One-day specialists Paul Collingwood and Nick Knight. In One-day matches Vaughan bats in the middle order where his presence has become all the more important following the Limited Overs International retirement of Graham Thorpe. But Vaughan tried to downplay the extent of his injury, "It is a wear-and-tear injury that needs cleaning out," he said. "I will be speaking to the England management to see what the right course of action is."

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