Worrying news, this:
“There is scar tissue in there and whether the bone fragments were the result of the operation or were already in there, we don’t know,” Flintoff told ABC Sport. “We will have another look in two weeks and see where we are.”
Though unlikely to play the first Test, Flintoff was optimistic about recovery. “I am not running at the moment, I am doing a lot of cycling. I am doing things that don’t cause pain and trying to tick over.
At least we have Jamie Dalrymple! To his credit, Dalrymple’s been the “find” of England’s one-day series. He does the basics well.