It wasn't a stress fracture, says Umesh Yadav

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Updated: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 13:39 [IST]
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Bangalore, Mar 2: India's Umesh Yadav has resumed training at the National Cricket Academy having recovered from a strained back, as he hopeful of attaining fitness as early as possible.

The pacer who was out of action for one and half months now, started training at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore from Monday.

Umesh Yadav resumes training at NCA

"It's all better now. I started bowling this Monday, for the first time in one-and-a-half months. The pain is gone now; now I have to train again and gradually start bowling at 100%," Yadav said.

Though he is unsure of the time needed to attain fitness, Yadav is hopeful of regaining form gradually.

"Have just resumed training so it will take time. It's not like I can start bowling immediately now that the pain is gone. Will have to take this slowly. Next week, I will start bowling in the ground, at 30-40%. Then we will decide how much more I should do in the week after that," Yadav was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Yadav played his last Test against England at Ahmedabad before being rested for having strained his back, called 'stress reaction'. While the pacer had suffered a stress fracture three years ago, said that he is relieved since this was detected earlier, the problem has been solved early.

"This was not a stress fracture. This was what we call a stress reaction, which happens with too much load on the back, but it is good we came to know of it early because if you keep adding onto it, it can result in a fracture too. That would have taken at least six months to recover from."

"I had a stress fracture three years ago, but I bowled at the same pace when I came back. It's more a mindset. My mindset has always been to do what comes naturally to me. I am not going to change my natural pace."


Story first published:  Saturday, March 2, 2013, 13:27 [IST]
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