Contrary to what the initial reports suggested, rehabilitation is enough for national team’s injured allrounder Prithu Baskota to repair his damaged knee ligament.
Prithu is currently undergoing treatment at the Indian Spinal Injury Centre (ISIC) in New Delhi.
The former U-19 skipper had torn his right knee ligament while playing football during a training session at the national team closed-camp and his initial MRI reports have suggested he needed a major surgery that could have sidelined him for at least six months.
However, after assessment from national team physio SV Subra and Dr Shreel Bhagat – who was invited by CAN to assist the former – it was learnt that the damage could be repaired through arthoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery.
Doctors at the ISIC assessed the condition of Prithu and suggested him to undergo rehabilitation at the same hospital and have already begun the process, informed Subra. His recovery time however will remain at least one and half months, meaning he is out of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers to be held in UAE next month.
According to Subra, ISIC doctors have said Prithu will be ready for New Zealand for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers beginning from January. Dr Shreel has accompanied Prithu in New Delhi. Subra will observe Prithu in New Delhi when the national team leaves for the Indian capital city for a practice tour on October 20.