Groin surgery for Harris as he aims to get stronger

Glamorgan seamer James Harris has undergone groin surgery on the injury which has ruled him out of England Lions’ February tour to Sri Lanka.

But the Welsh county expect the 21-year-old to be fit for Glamorgan’s County Championship opener against Leicestershire which starts on April 5.

Harris suffered the injury on England duty on the first part of the Lions’ winter tour in Bangladesh.

“He’s got pain when he bowls,” Glamorgan coach Matthew Mott said. “He is 21 and he has bowled a hell of a lot of overs for his age. This enforced rest might be the best thing for his longevity over the next couple of years.

“He’s going to look to get as strong and fit as he can and use his time wisely on the sidelines. He has got a lot of time now before the season starts.

“Fingers crossed he should be fit and strong and ready to go come our first game in April.”

Harris made his Glamorgan first team debut as a 16-year-old and has taken 211 first-class wickets at an average of 27.22.

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