Ganguly~~s wound stitched, condition improves

Published: Friday, October 24, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: Cricket star Sourav Ganguly's condition continued to improve as the doctors carried out a secondary suture (stitching) to close the wound caused by the abscess on his left thigh. The suture, done by surgeon M Nandy, was performed under light analgesia at the city nursing home where Ganguly has stayed put since Saturday last.

Ganguly, who had earlier been operated for the abscess on October 14 at Mohali, underwent a mini surgical procedure at the nursing home on Saturday after complaining of excruciating pain in the affected part. "Today, Ganguly was taken to the operation theatre and the wound cleaned. We did the secondary suture as the wound was healing up and there was no need to keep it open," Sukumar Mukherjee, head of the six-member medical team formed to treat Ganguly, said. Ganguly was now pain free and all reports clearly showed that the infection has also gone, Mukherjee said, adding that the dashing southpaw's condition would be reviewed on Sunday to decide the time of discharge.

The doctors also refused to give categorical replies to persistent queries from mediapersons about when Ganguly could resume playing. ''We don't want to make any comment on this now. We will review his condition on Sunday and then within one or two days we will be in a position to tell you when he can return to cricketing action,'' Mukherjee and Nandy said.

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