Thursday 1 May 2008 

Mushtaq Ahmed To Undergo Knee Surgery

Sussex have confirmed that their Pakistani leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been admitted into hospital to undergo keyhole surgery on his right knee.

Mark Robinson, Professional Cricket Manager, said: “We made the decision very quickly on the Wednesday morning. We were originally hoping that we would just play him in four day cricket up to the Twenty20 window where he’d then have the operation. However, on reflection, we felt it wouldn’t be right to compromise our strike bowler by having him playing in discomfort, so, with the amount of unsettled weather around and the fact our Club surgeon said he could get him in that day, we felt it was the wisest decision to make. It is a routine operation that many sportsmen have and we are hopeful that Mushy will be back between two and three weeks.”