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Thatscricket - News - Bone scan rules Sachin out of Lanka Test series

Published: Friday, August 10, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Mumbai: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has pulled out of the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka from August 14, after the second scan done on Thursday night showed the hairline fracture on his right toe had not healed properly.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) executive secretary Sharad Diwadkar said that Tendulkar, who underwent a third scan, informed BCCI Secretary Jayawant Lele in Baroda that he would pull out of the Test series as the injury had not healed properly.Radiologist Dr Bhujang Pai, who is treating the master batsman, said that Tendulkar would now consult a senior orthopaedic surgeon as the bone scan and CT scan done showed the fracture had not healed completely. Sports medicine expert Dr Anant Joshi will decide which orthopaedic doctor has to be consulted, he added.Tendulkar, who was to undergo bone scan on Friday, was suffering from acute pain, after he returned from Chennai where he had gone to shoot a commercial. He called up head of Hinduja Hospital Nuclear Department Dr B A Krishna and the decision to do the bone scan was taken immediately, Pai added. Tendulkar suffered the injury in Zimbabwe while playing in the last league match of the triangular series against the West Indies on July 4 and missed the subsequent triangular series in Sri Lanka.The three doctors - Pai, Joshi and Krishna - discussed the matter with Tendulkar and his wife and decided that the star batsman pull out of the Test series.Jacob Martin, who was named as the replacement for Tendulkar by the selectors when they picked the Test team will now join the Indian team in Sri Lanka. PTI

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India's tour of Sri Lanka
Sachin should go only if he is fully fit

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