Sachin is in touch with specialists: Nair

Published: Thursday, September 23, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Sachin Tendulkar is constantly in touch with doctor Anant Joshi and team physio Andrew Leipus about his tennis elbow affliction and the duo of medical experts are constantly monitoring his progress.

"Tendulkar's progress is constantly monitored by Dr Joshi and Leipus. It will be up to him and the two experts to decide when he will be fit to play," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary S K Nair said on Thursday.

"He is under the rehab process and has to decide himself when he can play," the BCCI secretary added.

The master batsman has been sidelined from the game since before the Holland tri-series commenced on August 21 and is praying and hoping to become fully fit in time for the four-Test series against Australia starting on October 6.

He has undergone a highly painful shock therapy in England and indicated on Wednesday the pain in his left elbow has subsided after the two sessions.

Tendulkar had stated on Wednesday that he would have a fair idea of how well his injury has healed towards the end of this month by the time Leipus would be back in the country.

He has been advised to be very careful while using the left hand by Dr Joshi and has been told not to drive or even lift a weight with that hand.

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