Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha will undergo surgery in England after a sustained shoulder injury and will be out of competitive cricket for a long time.
Saha’s wife will also be travelling with him to England. Her visa application has been forwarded and is awaiting approval. Saha was given a choice to undergo a surgery at Mumbai or Manchester and the keeper chose the latter.
“He was informed by the BCCI that surgery is the only option and that he could decide between Mumbai or Manchester to get the surgery done. His wife’s visa application has been forwarded by the board and the process shall be completed at the earliest.
“The surgery will take place either at the end of this month or early next month, depending on when they finally arrive in England. It is too early to speak about his return and a call can only be taken after taking a look at his recovery speed. It could be anything between 6 to 8 months,” a BCCI Official said.
It was believed that Saha had a thumb injury but as has been recently disclosed that it was actually a shoulder injury sustained during the South Africa tour.
“Saha’s rehabilitation had been completely goofed up. The NCA physio bungled it. 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 concluded.
Saha’s unfortunate injury comes after the Indian physio and the team management was blamed for aggravating Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s injury.