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Yuvraj progress satisfactory, says doctor

The chances of the left handed batsman making it to the 30-strong World Cup probables list, to be named on January 12, is very bright.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2007 20:31 IST

The recovery process of Yuvraj Singh from the knee ligament tear he sustained during the ICC Champions Trophy last October is satisfactory, according to the doctor attending to his rehabilitation process.

"The services of Dr Mithun Joshi (son of BCCI-appointed physician Dr Anant Joshi and a sports medicine expert) have been engaged by the board to attend to Yuvraj and he's satisfied with the progress being made by the cricketer," a board source said today.

"At present Yuvraj's recovery has been pegged at 75 per cent and he's doing exercises wearing a knee brace. Dr. Joshi attends to him at Chandigarh (Yuvraj's home town) on a few days and then Yuvraj comes to Mumbai whenever the doctor feels that he needs to do his leg movements on a cricket ground," the source said.

Yuvraj practises at the Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra Kurla complex ground, which seems to have become the venue of fitness tests for cricketers recovering from injuries, when he visits Mumbai.

The chances of the left handed batsman making it to the 30-strong World Cup probables list, to be named at Rajkot on January 12, is very bright although it remains to be seen if Yuvraj makes it to the final 14 a month later, the source added.