Chris Woakes: England bowler out for up to six weeks after surgery

Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes picked up his original foot injury while on World Cup duty

England and Warwickshire bowler Chris Woakes has had keyhole surgery on a knee injury and will be out for a further four to six weeks.

The England and Wales Cricket Boardexternal-link described the procedure to repair a meniscal tear as "uncomplicated".

The knee tear occurred during Woakes' rehab on a foot injury that caused him to miss England's Caribbean tour.

He had been expected to be available when England take on New Zealand in a two-match home Test series in May.

But the 26-year-old will now almost certainly miss the contests with the Kiwis at Lord's on 21 May and Headingley on 29 May.

A five-match one-day international series follows, starting on 9 June.

Woakes has played in four Tests and six Twenty20s for England, but he has mainly featured in one-day internationals, in which he has taken 47 wickets at an economy rate of 5.96, in 34 matches.

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