Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is about to undergo surgery for the career-threatening injury. He played for the team in the one-off test against Afghanistan and was a reserve wicket-keeper for team India for the series against England. He will undergo surgery in the next month at the UK and will miss out on the series against Australia.He is nursing a shoulder injury caused by erroneous rehabilitation programme at the national cricket academy earlier. A BCCI official revealed that “Wriddhiman’s rehabilitation has been a complete goof up. The NCA physio has bungled it big time. Now only a surgery can put him back on track. Once he is done with surgery, he will not touch the bat for at least two months and then rehab will start,”
“Wriddhi first sustained a shoulder injury during the tour of South Africa while taking a catch. But it was a niggle that didn’t bother him. He left SA tour because of hamstring trouble and not shoulder pain though,”
“Now since keepers don’t need to throw from deep, so during IPL, Wriddhi didn’t bother and played with that injury. But the pain didn’t go away.
“He thought that possibly he could play against England with a good rehab at NCA and take it from there. But at NCA, training under a senior physio aggravated it further,” he added.
The physio could not provide relevant information about the condition of the injury of this wicketkeeper. He was inactive since the completion of IPL. The convenor of the selection committee was not informed about the fitness status of Saha.
The BCCI official said “Isn’t it weird that a hairline fracture was taking two months to heal? No one probed the actual reason. Now he requires a major surgery and we can’t put a date on his comeback,” he concluded.
Wriddhiman Saha mentioned in a tweet that he was going through a bad phase and thanked all his teammates and fans for their support.