County Championship 2021 – Toby Roland-Jones faces knee surgery after yet more injury misfortune


Middlesex seamer tears knee cartilage during practice, faces lengthy lay-off

Toby Roland-Jones, the Middlesex seamer, faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee cartilage tear while training on Tuesday ahead of his side’s LV= County Championship clash with Gloucestershire at Lord’s.

Roland-Jones, who has endured a horrific run of misfortune since breaking into the England Test squad in the 2017 home summer, is set to undergo surgery on Thursday, where the full extent of the injury will be ascertained.

Peter Waxman, Middlesex’s Head of Science and Medicine, said: ‘Toby twisted his right knee in warm-ups on Tuesday sustaining a cartilage tear, which is due to be surgically repaired today.

“He is having keyhole surgery to ascertain the full extent of the injury and to repair the damage. His precise recovery time will be dictated by the exact nature of the injury and the procedure that is performed. He is expected to be unfit to play for a lengthy period of time.”