Middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh, nursing a knee injury, would be re-assessed on November 13 by the BCCI’s sports medicine consultant Dr Anant Joshi.
But according to former team physio Andrew Leipus, the 24-year-old southpaw may well end up missing next year’s World Cup in the West Indies. Yuvraj tore ligaments in his left knee on the eve of the Champions Trophy clash against Australia in Mohali on October 29. “It will be touch and go for the World Cup because of the length of time it takes to recover from such an injury,” Leipus, now a consultant with the BCCI, said. “My understanding is he will have to undergo surgery as the torn ligament needs to be reconstructed,” he added.
BCCI’s Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty, however, refused to comment, saying anything certain on the issue can only be said on November 13.
Yuvraj himself, though, remains non-committal on the subject. “The World Cup is far away and it is too early to say anything about my inclusion,” he told HT in Chandigarh. But Yuvraj expressed satisfaction on the progress he has made so far.