Carberry suffers injury blow

Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry
Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry
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Luckless Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry has been sidelined for a minimum of five weeks.

The left-hander sustained a knee injury during training on Wednesday and missed the t20 clash with Middlesex Panthers that evening.

He underwent a scan yesterday and – on the advice of a specialist – will now have surgery to remove torn cartilage from his right knee.

Carberry’s recovery time is estimated to be between five and seven weeks – which could see him ruled out until the end of August.

This is the latest blow for the England Lions left-hander, who has been in stunning form this season.

He was ruled out of a large part of 2011 through injury, only returning to fitness at the latter end of the campaign.