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Thatscricket - News - Laxman hopes to be fit for SA after knee surgery

Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Sydney: Star middle order batsman V V S Laxman underwent an orthoscopic surgery for his knee injury here and was making 'steady progress' after that.Laxman, whose right knee was operated upon by one of Australia's leading knee surgery specialists Dr Michael Johnson on Friday, was expected to be fully fit within four weeks.The stylish batsman from Hyderabad, who effected one of the greatest turnarounds in Test history when India defeated Australia after following-on in Kolkata earlier this year, said that he hoped to be fine for the South Africatour starting on October 1."I am looking forward to play the South Africa series in October," he said. "It is my first experience with any kind of surgery. It is painful, but getting better," he said.Laxman's injury was detected during the triangular One-day series in Sri Lanka in the first week of this month. He continued to play the entire tournament but skipped the ongoing Test series. PTI

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Laxman, Zaheer not to fly back home (July 29)
Injured Laxman to miss Test series (July 27)
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