The England cricketer Graeme Swann has revealed he is on course to return from an elbow injury in time for the May test series against New Zealand.
Swann was sidelined for England's recent drawn Test series in New Zealand after undergoing surgery in the United States earlier this month in an attempt to cure the long-standing problem.
The spinner first visited the specialist clinic in Minnesota in 2009 and the treatment allowed him to feature as England reclaimed the Ashes from Australia later that year.
But the elbow problem flared up again just before the first test in New Zealand earlier this year, leading to concerns over Swann's long-term future.
Fortunately the surgery appears to have been successful and Swann plans to be bowling by the end of next month and available for the return series against New Zealand in May, which serves as a warm-up for the Ashes in June.