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Tim Paine undergoes neck surgery to repair pinched nerve


Australia’s captain is likely to be out of action until early November leaving a month to prepare for the Ashes

Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine faces a disrupted build-up to the Ashes after it was decided he would undergo surgery on a pinched nerve in his neck which has been causing problems for a considerable time.

First reported in the Australian, Paine will have the operation on Monday having been unable to train at full intensity in recent weeks with rest not helping to ease the problem.

A Cricket Australia statement said Paine had been suffering pain in his neck and left arm due to a bulging disc. He consulted a spinal surgeon in Hobart late last week who recommended the surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerve.

It is hoped that he will be fit to return to playing in early November which would leave him a month to prepare for the first Test against England, which is currently due to start on December 8 in Brisbane.

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