New Delhi: Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra will undergo knee surgery to treat his high-grade tendon injury he had suffered during the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 37-year-old sustained the injury during his side Sunrisers Hyderabad’s seven-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on May 15, thus ruling him out of the remainder of the tournament.
“BCCI medical team confirms that India medium pacer, Ashish Nehra, injured his right knee during the VIVO Indian Premier League 2016. Assessment and investigation by BCCI medical staff revealed Nehra sustained a high-grade tendon injury and was recommended to consult Dr. Andrew Williams, orthopaedic specialist in London. Post consultation, Dr. Williams has advised surgery on his right knee, which will take place shortly,” the Indian cricket board confirmed the news.
Nehra, who also missed first four matches of the IPL due to a groin injury, was one of the Sunrisers’ key players as he bagged a total of nine wickets in eight matches he played at an average of 22.11.