Sreesanth to undergo surgery, out for 5 months

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Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:56 [IST]
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Sreesanth out of action for five months

Jaipur, May 3: India's fast bowler, Shantakumaran Sreesanth will be out of action for the next five months as he is scheduled to undergo two surgeries for his toe injury.

The Kerala pacer has not played for India since the Test series against England in August last year while he played only one first-class match before picking up a toe injury.

The aggressive bowler, tweeted about his injury on a social networking site on Wednesday.

"Got to get 2 surgery (on both my toes) will be out of the game for 5 months..hopefully will try to get back soon.. Take care..thanks a lot,"@sreesanth36 tweeted

After opting out of the Australian series in December last year in order to undergo a surgery, but he preferred Ayurvedic treatment and was hopeful of playing the CB series early this year. During the last week of February, he was hopeful of resuming the game within three weeks.

The pacer, who is currently a part of Rajasthan Royals' squad in the fifth edition of IPL, was supposed to join the team after a week's rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. But the news of the injury makes things difficult for Rahul Dravid's team as they are already trying to make arrangements for injured Kevin Cooper, who has been ruled out of IPL 5 due to a fractured knee.

With Sreesanth advised rest for five months, Rajasthan Royals will have to manage without him throughout the fifth edition of IPL.


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