London, Aug 16 ANI | 4 months ago

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior would undergo surgery on a long-standing Achilles injury next month and expects his recovery to take about four months.

Prior, who will have the operation on 4 September, took a break from his England duty last month in a bid to get back to full fitness. He said that it had been a massive decision, but he went as long as he could, The BBC reported.

So, the wicketkeeper said that it is now time to get it right, get fit again and come back stronger.

In addition to the Achilles problem, Prior has also struggled with a torn quad and an injured hand. He said that his Achilles has been the main issue.

When announcing he was to take time out from the game last month, Prior, who has won 79 Test caps, emphasised that he was not retiring but accepted that he might not get his England place back.

Prior said that it is not the end, but there is a long road back and it starts from 4 September with four months of rehab to get as fit as he possibly can.

Prior added that the Achilles has been shown by specialists that he couldn't physically have gone on any longer. So, he said that it is now time to get it right, get fit again and come back stronger.

(Posted on 16-08-2014)

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