England and Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan has undergone a successful minor operation on his right elbow, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed.
He will now begin a rehabilitation programme that could last up to eight weeks ahead of a return to action in the early part of the summer.
Bresnan, who has played 18 Tests, 69 One-Day Internationals and 25 Twenty20 Internationals for England, missed out on England's tour of New Zealand in order to have the operation on the troublesome elbow.
The operation was carried out to remove extra bone and scar tissue.
England host New Zealand and Australia this summer as well as the Champions Trophy and Bresnan will be aiming to be fit enough to play a key role for England in as much of their international programme as he can.
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