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England's Swann to have surgery, faces Ashes race

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England off-spinner Graeme Swann faces a race against time to be fit for this year's Ashes double-header after injury forced him out of the Test series against New Zealand. 

England off-spinner Graeme Swann speaks to the media about his injured elbow after the washed-out first day of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at the University Oval in Dunedin on March 6, 2013. Swann faces a race against time to be fit for this year's Ashes double-header after injury forced him out of the Test series against New Zealand.

Swann was a surprise omission from the tourists' side to face the Black Caps in the opening Test in Dunedin, with officials later confirming that a long-standing problem with his right elbow had flared up and would need surgery.

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