Batting allrounder Prithu Baskota is in the danger of missing Nepal’s two crucial upcoming international tournaments after the former U-19 skipper tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee.
Prithu suffered the injury during one of the training sessions at the TU Stadium. The team had thought that he will recover from the injury but Dr Arjun Lamichhane of the Teaching Hospital said a surgery of his knee is compulsion forcing him out of cricket for almost six to nine months.
“There is no other option than going for an operation,” Dr Lamichhane told cricketingnepal.com. “Its a sports injury and needs an sports operation. If he has to get back to the field then surgery is the most,” said the doctor.
“These kind of injuries only come to the players and if its only about performing daily activities then surgery is not required but to get back on the field he has to undergo surgery,” Lamichhane added.
If Prithu undergoes surgery then he could miss the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers beginning at the United Arab Emirates fromNovember 15-30 along with 50-over World Cup Qualifiers which begins in New Zealand from January next year.
Dassanayake had strongly hinted few days back that Prithu was going to be the crucial member of the national team in the Twenty20 Qualifiers. With Qualifiers looming, Dassanayake said the team is seeking alternatives to surgery.
“We don’t have all information right now and we have heard that he has been suggested surgery which is not the thing that we wanted. If we could make do with rehabilitation and medication then its about three to four weeks,” said Dassanayake. “We will get the MRI send it to the specialists in Canada and India and follow up for further process then only we will decided on him,” added a worried looking coach.