'BCCI knew about Sehwag's injury'

Published: Thursday, June 11, 2009, 19:54 [IST]
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'BCCI knew about Sehwag's injury'

Mumbai: Giving a new twist to Sehwag's episode, BCCI today stated that it was aware of his shoulder injury before the Twenty20 World Cup squad was picked.

BCCI sources revealed that they hoped Sehwag would recover before the tournament got underway but the injury aggravated in London which ruled him out of the Twenty20 World Cup.

Media and Finance Committee Chairman Rajiv Shukla said the BCCI knew about a "minor" Grade I tear in Sehwag's shoulder but the extent of his injury was clear only in London.

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"The fitness report was submitted by the physio and it was suggested that Sehwag had minor injury which will heal in two or three days, so keeping that in mind he was picked in the squad," Shukla said.

"But when the test was done in London it was discovered that there was an additional tear in his shoulder so treatment was done by giving him injections. But when the test was done a second time, there was no improvement so it was decided to send a replacement for him," he added.

whether the physio's report was misguiding, Shukla said the injury was already there but the additional tear was discovered later.

"No, physio's report was not misguiding. The tear was already there but an additional tear was discovered in London," he insisted.

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The BCCI's statement has ended speculations on whether Sehwag had hidden the injury from the BCCI and the team management before leaving for England.

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