London, Mar 6: England offspinner Graeme Swann has been ruled out of the current Test series against New Zealand due to a right elbow injury.
Swann will travel to the United States next week to have an operation on his right elbow, a media release from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday (March 5).
He will then undergo a period of recovery and rehabilitation allowing an anticipated return to competitive cricket in the early summer. A further update will be available following the operation.
James Tredwell has been called into the England Test squad for the remainder of the series against New Zealand.