New Delhi: Wriddhiman Saha will undergo a surgery on his shoulder in Manchester at the end of July or beginning of August, the BCCI said on Saturday, posting a timeline on its website which, instead of serving the intended purpose, ended up raising more questions about how the NCA had allegedly ‘bungled his rehabilitation’.
“Wriddhiman Saha has sustained a posterosuperior labral tear. He will undergo surgery on his shoulder in Manchester at the end of July or the 1st week of August,” the board said in a statement.
“The labral repair surgery will be done by Dr. Lennard Funk in Manchester, UK. The entire course of treatment and consultation that was carried out at the NCA was performed in co-ordination with the India Team management and the GM of Operations,” it added.
Saha was not picked for the upcoming Test series against England but the board did not reveal the full extent of his fitness problems.
The BCCI said in its defence, “The entire course of treatment and consultation that was carried out at the NCA (National Cricket Academy) was performed in co-ordination with the India Team management and the GM of Operations.”
The BCCI timeline raises questions about how the entire issue was handled by the Cricket Operations team led by Saba Karim (General Manager).
“Saha reported at the NCA on January 29 with left proximal hamstring tendinopathy (pain in the upper left hamstring). Simultaneously he complained of right shoulder pain. Subsequently an MRI scan was done in February which revealed a Labral tear,” it stated.
It means the first shoulder injury was sustained in January, which the BCCI ultimately revealed in July. None of the NCA officials want to come on record.