Rohit Sharma likely to return for Australia Tests after undergoing successful surgery

PTI, Nov, 12 2016

Top Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has undergone a successful surgery on his right thigh in London and is recovering well, the BCCI said on Saturday.

File image of Rohit Sharma. AFP

File image of Rohit Sharma. AFP

"The medical team of the BCCI confirms that India batsman Rohit Sharma underwent a surgery on his right thigh on Friday, 11 November, 2016 in London. The procedure was successful and Rohit will be discharged from the hospital in the next 24 hours," the Board said in a statement.

"BCCI medical team is constantly monitoring his treatment and will oversee his recovery, towards becoming match fit," it said.

Rohit, who was left out of the Indian squad for the ongoing home Test series against England, also tweeted that the surgery had gone well and put up a picture of himself on the hospital bed.

"All went well. Thank you for your good wishes. Can't wait to be back at it," he said on his Facebook page.

Rohit suffered an injury on his right thigh in the fifth ODI against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam on 29 October.

The stylish batsman is likely to be out of action for 10-12 weeks, which means he will not be able to make a comeback even for the series against Australia which begins on 23 February.

He had himself said that he could be out of action for at least three months if a surgery happens.

Published Date: Nov 12, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 12, 2016

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