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Ryan Harris hopeful of return after knee surgery

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Ryan Harris was Australia’s hero in the win against South Africa in the third Test© Getty Images

Mar 10, 2014

After being troubled by his injured knee for ages Australian speedster Ryan Harris has issued a commanding statement before his surgery which may probably put an end to his woes.

Harris was in the news recently for his exploits against South Africa in the third Test at Cape Town when he bowled with the injury and managed to snare the successive wickets of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel to give Australia a huge 245-run win and a 2-1 series sweep over the Proteas, reports cricket.com.au.

According to reports Harris will undergo the surgery in Melbourne on Tuesday and the pacer is hopeful that things will turn out well for him.

“I’ll be back. I’ve read a few little comments here and there that this could be the end of me but I’m not done yet,” said Harris who was speaking to SEN’s The Run Home.

Harris admitted that the two Tests against South Africa in Port Elizabeth and Cape Twon were the toughest he had played in if you consider his knee injury and also revealed that the flight to his native Queensland afterwards had flared up his injury further.

“The flight home has ruined it even more and it’s actually locked up a bit,” said Harris. “I’m looking forward to getting it cleaned out and having a little bit of bone shaved off, just to hopefully make it feel a bit better,” said Harris.

“It was tough getting through those last two days but that’s the job I was there to do and you do it, simple as that,” added Harris.

With the South Africa series done and dusted with Harris now has set his sights on Australia’s next Test series, that is the one against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October and also wants to be part of the Ashes campaign in England in 2015.

“I really hope having this done and cleaned out gives me a bit more time. That [the 2015 Ashes] is definitely a goal for me, and hopefully the series after that back here in Australia,” said Harris.

“But that’s a long ahead yet. There’s still a World Cup in between, which is going to be tough because of the way the guys are playing, but I’d love to force my way into that team as well. I’d love a chance to go and defend the Ashes in England and win over there. But we’ve got to make sure we get this knee right and the rest of the body right,” concluded Harris.

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