BCCI to bear Dravid's medical expenses in South Africa

Published: Friday, December 28, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will bear all the medical expenses of vice-captain Rahul Dravid when he goes to South Africa for the treatment of his injured shoulder.
 ''Dravid has been carrying the shoulder injury for some time but it is time he got treatment. The BCCI will bear all his medical expenses in South Africa,'' BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya told reporters on Friday. Dravid has already pulled out of the forthcoming One-day series against England and the Challenger Cup series to proceed to South Africa for consulting doctors and for necessary treatment. Dalmiya said that he had a talk with Dravid and Indian team physio Andrew Leipus on the nature of his injury in Bangalore during the last Test against England. ''After discussions with them, we felt that Dravid should not take too much risks since he is an asset for the team. He would be allowed to go to South Africa for treatment.'' Dalmiya said that as per experts, Dravid required isokinetic testing and training as well as shoulder manipulative therapy, which were not available in the country. He said that physio Leipus will be making necessary arrangements for Dravid's treatment in South Africa but did not specify which expert the Indian vice-captain would be consulting. Dalmiya said that Dravid could be out of action for about four to six weeks.

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