Wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha likely to undergo shoulder surgery
Saha recently underwent rehabilitation at the NCA.
Updated - Jul 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Wriddhiman Saha has been suffering from a finger injury, which he suffered during the Indian Premier League, for quite a while. He was hit by Shivam Mavi after which he was ruled out of India’s historic Test against Afghanistan at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. To add to his agony, he also didn’t find a place in India’s Test squad for the first three matches of their England-tour next month.
In a bid to recover at the earliest, he went through rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Horrors of horror, he has now suffered a shoulder injury, which is speculated to have occurred from the recovery process, and will need to undergo a surgery in all likelihood. The decision will be taken by the end of this week and in that scenario, he will miss out on India’s tour of Australia later this year.
Wriddhiman’s rehabilitation has been completely goofed up
“He is at the NCA and while the thumb has healed, the shoulder injury has been aggravated. It could be a case of the injury point in the shoulder going numb due to lack of mobility. A call will be taken on whether he has to undergo surgery or not only by the end of the week. If he does have a surgery done, it will take a while for him to get back on the field,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by News18.
“Wriddhiman’s rehabilitation has been completely goofed up. The NCA physio has bungled it. Now only a surgery can put him back on track. Once he is done with surgery, he will not touch the bat for at least two months and then the rehab will start,” the official added.
Dinesh Karthik has been preferred as Saha’s replacement in the longest format. He kept wickets in the Afghanistan-Test and is expected to don the gloves in the upcoming Test series as well. In the meantime, the Bengal wicket-keeper batsman will be hoping to recover and return to completive cricket at the earliest.