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Sachin's shoulder to be reassessed

Tendulkar, recovering after shoulder operation, will be reassessed this week for commencement of next phase of his rehab programme.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 13:47 IST

Sachin Tendulkar, recovering after a shoulder operation in London, will be reassessed either Thursday or Friday for commencement of the next phase of his rehab programme, the Indian cricket board announced on Tuesday.

"Sachin continues to improve since his shoulder surgery and has advanced to this point of his recovery period with no setbacks," Niranjan Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said in a statement.

"The overall management of his problem has progressed as planned with improvements in all the areas assessed (ranges of movement, pain levels and dysfunction)," he said.

If the positive recovery continues, 32-year-old Tendulkar may regain full fitness for the tour of the West Indies where India will play five one-day internationals and four Tests beginning May 12. The tour ends in July.

Tendulkar was diagnosed with a posterior labrum tear of the right shoulder with an associated para-labral cyst, and was operated upon in London earlier this month.

After playing the three-Test series against England that was drawn 1-1, Tendulkar missed the just concluded seven-match one-day series that India won 5-1.

He will also miss the two-match one-day international series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi April Wednesday and Thursday.

Since returning from London, Tendulkar has been convalescing in Mumbai.

"The original recovery timeframes discussed post-operatively still stand at this point," Shah said.

Tendulkar, who has been playing international cricket for 16 years, has been troubled by ankle, toe, back and elbow injuries - and now this shoulder problem.