Sourav Ganguly makes slow recovery

Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 20:09 [IST]
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Kolkata: Cricket star Sourav Ganguly is cheerful and taking daily walks in his room as his condition after surgery for a painful abscess in his left thigh showed slow improvement, doctors said."The pain seems to have considerably reduced," Pradip Tondon administrator of the nursing home where Ganguly was admitted on Saturday, said. Dr Sukumar Mukherjee, a leading member of the medical board formed to treat the cricketer, said Ganguly's leucocyte count, which was much above normal when he was admitted, has gone down. "The count is now near normal. The indications are that he is improving, albeit slowly," Mukherjee said.

Ganguly has had two surgeries in five days last for the abscess and felt less pain when the doctors dressed the wound under intravenous analgesia during the day. Ganguly's stay in the nursing home has already been extended till Saturday, as he needed daily dressing for the next few days. Ganguly was cheerful and taking walks in his room, Tondon said. The dashing southpaw, who missed the second Test against New Zealand at Mohali due to the infection, has already been ruled out of the first two matches of the triangular One-day series beginning on October 23.

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