Swann undergoes surgery, expected to be fit for Ashes

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2013, 13:38 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Wellington: England off-spinner Graeme Swann underwent a successful surgery on his right elbow after he had been ruled out of the ongoing England’s tour of New Zealand.

The off-spinner will undergo another two months of rehabilitation and is expected to be fit for this year`s Ashes double-header.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Swann had undergone an uncomplicated operation on the elbow.

Swann, 33, has played 50 Test matches for England and is regarded as one of the best spinners in the world of cricket.