Mumbai, Wicket-keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha willundergo a surgery of his shoulder in UK by this month end orbeginning of August, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)said today.
“Mr Saha has been advised surgery. The surgery will take place at theend of July or the 1st week of August . The labral repair surgery willbe done by Dr. Lennard Funk in Manchester, UK, BCCI said.
Team India wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha’s nature of injuryand the further course of action was also explained by the Indiancricket board. “Mr Wriddhiman Saha, Wicket Keeper of the Indian cricket team has sustained a posterosuperior labral tear. This injury will requiresurgery.The nature of his injury and a timeline of the same is as follows:
Mr Saha had reported to the NCA (National Cricket Academy) post theSouth African tour on 29 January 2018 with a complaint of a leftproximal hamstring tendinopathy (pain in the upper left hamstring).
Simultaneously he had complained of right shoulder pain. Subsequentlyan MRI scan was done in February which revealed a Labral tear.Appropriate doctor consultations were done with SrikanthNarayanaswamy, Sports Physician who then advised an ultrasound guidedinjection, which was duly done.
Following the injection, Mr Saha went through a rehabilitation process at the NCA, as advised by the doctors, and on March 19, he was discharged by the NCA, having fully recovered from his hamstring and shoulder injuries.Saha then went to play IPL with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. On May 7he fell twice on his shoulder jarring the joint.
On the following day he complained of pain and stiffness in theshoulder to his IPL physiotherapist.Under the supervision of his IPL physiotherapist, he was taken to a doctor in Delhi and a second Ultrasound guided injection was done as per advice of the doctor.He thereafter was rested for 5 IPL games while undergoing rehabilitation under the care of the franchise.
As a result of this injection and the subsequent rehabilitation, his right shoulder condition improved and allowed him to play without pain towards the end of the IPL. During this period, on May 15, Saha requested tovisit the NCA head physiotherapist, Ashish Kaushik, so that he couldalso review his right shoulder.
Ashish assessed his right shoulder and concluded that its presentation was similar to how it had been in late January/early February. Ashish informed the Sunrisers Physiotherapistof this who then continued with his course of rehabilitation. The TeamIndia Physiotherapist was informed of this sequence of events.
On May 25, he played the next IPL game. Unfortunately Mr. Sahainjured his right thumb during this game with x-rays confirming thathe had sustained a fracture.
On May 28, he was accompanied by the Team India Physiotherapistto an appointment to visit Dr Sudhir Warrier regarding a surgicalopinion for his right thumb. Dr Warrier’s opinion was that the thumbinjury did not require surgery. At this time, he complained of noshoulder pain or stiffness.
A further x ray on July 2 revealed that the thumb had healed. On thefollowing day he reported to the NCA for rehabilitation. At that timehe again reported that he was experiencing pain and restriction ofmovement in his right shoulder.
On July 4, he underwent an MRI of his right shoulder whichrevealed that his labral tear had worsened as compared to his previousscan.Then on July 6, he was taken to meet Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala,orthopedic surgeon, at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. Dr.Pardiwala opined that another steroid injection would assist Mr Saha’srecovery. He also stated that should the injury not respond to theinjection, then surgery would be necessary.
Post the injection, after observation and rehabilitation for fivedays, when his condition had not improved, he was declared unfit onJuly 13 and the Indian team management was informed of thesame.
The entire course of treatment and consultation that was carried outat the NCA was performed in co-ordination with the India Teammanagement and the GM of Operations, BCCI added.