Bhuvneshwar Kumar undergoes sports hernia surgery in London; to undergo rehabilitation at NCA

Bhuvneshwar Kumar undergoes sports hernia surgery in London; to undergo rehabilitation at NCA

Bhuvi is unlikely to get fit for the New Zealand tour.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar underwent successful sports hernia surgery in London on January 11. He is struggling with injuries since the World Cup and has been in and out of the side due to the same. Rather he had only made a comeback to the side from injury for the series against the West Indies in December. But Bhuvi was soon ruled out of the action after the series due to sports hernia.

The National Cricket Academy (NCA) once again came under the scanner where the cricketer was rehabilitating to recover from other injuries. Only when Bhuvneshwar Kumar complained of pain in his right groin after the third T20I against the Caribbeans and after undergoing an ultrasound scan conducted by a specialist, the BCCI medical team found out that his sports hernia symptoms were resurfaced.

The BCCI, in a press release, confirmed the news of the pacer undergoing a successful surgery last week and will soon join the NCA for rehabilitation.

“Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar travelled to London on 9th January and underwent a successful sports hernia surgery on 11th January. He was assisted by Team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar. Bhuvneshwar will now return to India and commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru,” the BCCI’s statement read.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar set to miss New Zealand tour

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is set to miss the upcoming New Zealand tour which is scheduled to start from January 24. India are set to face the Kiwis in five T20Is, three ODIs and a couple of Test matches. Bhuvi was expected to be a crucial part of the limited-overs set up. But with the latest injury, the pacer will not be a part of the tour and he himself is not sure about his return.

With the T20 World Cup set to be played later this year, India will need one of their premier pacer to be match fit as well. It will be interesting to see if he gets fit for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in time which is reportedly set to commence on March 29 where he will feature for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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