Kenyan paceman Suji undergoes knee surgery

Published: Saturday, May 13, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi:Kenyan all-rounder Martin Suji has undergone surgery to his troubled knee in a bid to shape up ahead of next year's World Cup in the West Indies.

Suji, a veteran of three World Cup appearances, has spent the last four months on the sidelines after tearing his knee ligaments and was forced to miss the last two tours of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in February and March.

The medium-fast bowler, who turns 35 in June, told AFP that he expected to resume training in a month's time after undergoing rehabilitation sessions with the Nairobi physiotherapist who had previously performed a similar surgery operation on fellow teammate Thomas Odoyo in 2004.

"I expect to be make a quick recovery," said Suji, who is on crutches. "I will know my exact position whether to resume full training in the next four weeks."

Before the injury Suji, regarded as a genuine quick bowler, had performed well with the bat scoring an impressive 52 against Ireland in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Windhoek last year.

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