ICL: Indian Cricket League

Tendulkar to commence batting drills


Sachin Tendulkar is expected to commence light batting drills within a week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced recently, following a fitness examination by the Indian team’s physiotherapist, John Gloster.Tendulkar had opted out of the one-day series on the West Indies tour, and his availability for the Test series will be known only after a fitness test on May 10. He underwent a shoulder operation in London on March 27, was advised a 26-day rehabilitation programme.

Dr Andrew Wallace performed the surgery in London’s Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth to stabilise Tendulkar’s shoulder joint and reattach a damaged bicep tendon to his upper arm bone.

The star batsman was diagnosed with a posterior labrum tear of the right shoulder during the third Test against England held in Mumbai last month which ruled him out of the ongoing seven-match one-day series against the tourists.

Tendulkar, who underwent a reassessment of his condition and rehabilitation program, on Tuesday, five weeks post shoulder surgery, in Mumbai, has been advised advised further strengthening exercises.

A BCCI statement said that Tendulkar’s recovery process has gone as planned and the ace batsman is adapting well to the implementation of the strength components of his programme.


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