Rohit Sharma, Indian cricket team batsman, is relied upon to be out of action in cricket for at least 10 to 12 weeks as he is probably going to experience surgery in London next week after meeting with an expert. Rohit Sharma sustained a damage to his right upper quadriceps tendon amid the fifth One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand in Vizag. It was before reported that he may be precluded for six to eight weeks, yet the most recent update from BCCI recommends a more a longer lay-off.
“He will travel to London early next week for specialist consultation with a possibility to undergo surgery, as a result of which, he is expected to miss at least 10 to 12 weeks of cricket, “ BCCI confirmed in its media advisory.
“The BCCI medical team will extend all support to Rohit Sharma, to regain full fitness and further contribute to Indian Cricket,“ the press release added.
Rohit, who is set to miss the whole England series, additionally seems dubious for the one-off Test against Bangladesh in February and might confront a race against time to be fit for the consequent series against Australia.
“I don’t know (how much time I will miss cricket). Our BCCI medical team is in touch with doctors, the scans we have got till now have been sent to doctors, we are waiting for their opinion, whether to do surgery or not, if we do the surgery then how much time is needed,” Rohit told reporters.
“The picture is fully not clear. I think in one or two days the picture will be more clear, whether it (surgery) is happening or not. It is an important decision if we do surgery. If I do the surgery, I cannot play for three to three and a half months. We are waiting for the doctors’ opinion, let’s see what happens,” he added.
Rohit, who played in all of the three Tests against New Zealand in the recently-concluded series, has been in and out of the side in the longer format since making his debut in November 2013.