Tendulkar undergoes keyhole surgery
He will be away from cricket for up to three months after having surgery on his shoulder at a London hospital on Monday.india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 18:52 IST
India's master blaster Sachin Tendulkar could be away from cricket for up to three months after having keyhole surgery on his shoulder at a London hospital on Monday.
In a statement, consultant orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Wallace said, "His arm will be immobilised in a sling for up to six weeks and it is unlikely that he will be fit for selection for international cricket for up to two to three months depending on regular review."
However Wallace added, "The surgery proceeded successfully without any complications. At the time of the operation we found clear evidence of instability associated with a tear of the rim of the socket of the shoulder joint.
"The tear extended through 75 per cent of the biceps tendon and had created a large cyst that was impinging on a nearby nerve. Tendulkar underwent arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery to stabilise the shoulder joint and decompress the cyst."
The batsman is expected to be discharged from hospital today. It is unlikely he will be part of India's Test and one-day tour of West Indies, beginning on May 18.
Tendulkar suffered the injury to his right shoulder during a match with Sri Lanka last year.