Jess Jonassen to have knee surgery

Jess Jonassen had had an ongoing knee injury managed through the 2015-16 season © Getty Images

Jess Jonassen, the Australia Women left-arm spinner, is set to undergo surgery on her left knee later this month. Jonassen had been “managing” an ongoing injury through the 2015-16 season, the team’s physiotherapist Kate Mahoney said, and the surgery has been scheduled for the off season.

“Jess is managing an ongoing left-knee injury, which she has been managing this season,” Mahoney said. “She was reviewed by an orthopaedic surgeon after returning from the [team’s] commitments at the Women’s World T20 in India, and will require arthroscopy surgery later this month.

“Her rehabilitation and return to play will be more clear after the procedure, but we are hopeful that she will recover in time for the tour of Sri Lanka later this year.”

Jonassen, 23, has turned out in 31 ODIs and 46 T20Is for Australia Women, taking 43 wickets at 21.23 and 33 wickets 22.27 in the two formats respectively. She has also played the one Test match, against England Women in 215. In the just-concluded Women’s World T20, where Australia Women finished runners-up, she had picked up just the one wicket in six games.

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