Tuesday 8 March 2011 

McGrath Undergoes Successful Knee Operation

McGrath Undergoes Successful Knee Operation
McGrath Undergoes Successful Knee Operation
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Yorkshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that batsman Anthony McGrath has undergone a successful operation on his left knee and are hopeful he will be fit for the start of the 2011 county season.

McGrath, 35, had surgery to rectify a torn left lateral meniscus.

"The procedure was a complete success and he has already begun his rehabilitation programme. The Club is hopeful that he will make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2011 season," a statement from the club read.

"Everyone at Headingley Carnegie wishes Mags a speedy recovery and we all look forward to seeing him racking-up the runs for the White Rose once more."

McGrath, capped four times in Tests and 14 times in One-Day Internationals by England, has scored 12,958 first-class runs for Yorkshire in 216 matches.

He captained Yorkshire in 2003 and 2009 - the same year in which he was awarded a benefit having been capped in 1999.

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