Friends of the 63-year-old former Beatle fear he may struggle to play drums again after the operation in a Californian hospital to correct the painful medical condition bone spurs
- an abnormal bone growth on joints.
Without the control of all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who will play as a specialist batsman due to a bone spur
in his left ankle, Harmison's workload could become too much, particularly when considering the second of back-to-back Tests starts at Edgbaston a week today.
But Andrew Flintoff, who has been recovering from a bone spur
in his left ankle, must build up his workload in the coming days in the hope that he will be able to bowl as well as bat.
The Rugby-born athlete will miss the whole of the season and is to undergo surgery to remove a bone spur
at the top of her right heel which is causing problems with her Achilles tendon.
But Waters, who had belatedly broken into the England team before a routine ankle operation to remove a bone spur
went wrong, could prove to have a greater influence than the three incoming superstars.
Collins said Norman has a bone spur
under the top of the left shoulder that is causing tendinitis.
It feels kind of like last year,'' said Escobar, who had surgery last season to shave down a bone spur
and remove a bone chip last season.
Flintoff, who has just returned from a bone spur
operation, lost patience and gave spinner Bobby Sher the old charge.
But she was forced to have surgery to remove a bone spur
and had to withdraw from the British team.
Escobar had surgery last June 29 to remove a bone chip and shave down a bone spur
and was told his current soreness was to be expected with the amount of innings he has pitched in a little over a year.
But the England management will review his fitness after the Test and if his mobility has been compromised by a heavy winter, he could fly home for surgery on a chronic ankle bone spur
to cure the long-standing problem.
It'sa trapped nerve caused by a bone spur
and I feel my two-year exemption has been slightly wasted.