England off-spinner Graeme Swann has undergone a successful operation on his right elbow in Minnesota, having left England's tour of New Zealand.
The uncomplicated operation was carried out excise excess bone formation that had built up following a similar operation four years ago.
He will now commence a rehabilitation programme of up to two months before a return to bowling and competitive cricket is anticipated in the early summer.
He played in England's warm-up match in New Zealand but left as the first Test got underway in Dunedin having complained of soreness.
The Nottinghamshire bowler, who has played 50 Test and taken 212 wickets at 29.13, will likely be targeting a return to action either int he Champions Trophy in June, or the start of the home Ashes series in July.
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