New Delhi: Virender Sehwag, the India batsman who is undergoing rehabilitation after a shoulder injury, is not sure to regain full fitness before ICC Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held next month in South Africa.
Sehwag missed the World Twenty20 in June due to the injury, sustained during the semi-final of the IPL. He was operated on June 11.
"My shoulder is better than before. It takes time to recover from any surgery. But if it (recovery) takes time, I can't help it. I can just wait and watch," Sehwag told reporters here today when asked about the recovery.
The dashing opener has been following a rehabilitation programme since going under knife, which has almost ruled him out for the September 8-14 tri-series in Sri Lanka and has now also cast a shadow over his availability for the Champions Trophy as well.
India have had a great run in one-dayers over the past year, winning five bilateral series in a row, but injuries threaten their chances at the Champions Trophy. Their pace spearhead, Zaheer Khan, has already been ruled out of the tournament, and Sehwag's availability is still uncertain.