India's first-choice wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha recently had a successful labral surgery on his right shoulder under the supervision of a designated BCCI medical team.
Saha, who picked up a finger injury in the Test series against South Africa, had to miss a few IPL games owing to the injury. Even when the squad for the Tests against England was picked, the selectors said that the reason for his non-omission was the finger injury.
However, several reports that emerged after the selection revealed that the wicket-keeper had recovered from the finger injury, but a shoulder injury had kept him out of the team.
Injury aggravated in the IPL
In another controversial revelation, it was understood that the gloveman suffered from the shoulder injury right through the IPL, but kept playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad after taking injections. It also put the BCCI in jeopardy as it put their injury rehab process under the scanner.
It also raised questions over the competence of National Cricket Academy and the way they tackled the injury and rehab process of different players.
Saha took to Twitter and made the announcement, "Thank You for all your concern and love. My surgery went well. Lots of love to you all."
The BCCI also made the official announcement on Twitter: "Here's wishing @Wriddhipops a speedy recovery. He underwent a laberal repair surgery in Manchester today under the supervision of BCCI Medical Team."
Saha played for India in the first match of the South Africa series, after which he was replaced by Parthiv Patel for the rest of the series. Although Parthiv could not make the position his own, Saha's unavailability meant that the selectors named Dinesh Karthik as the wicket-keeper for the England tour. Also, Rishabh Pant was named as the second wicket-keeper for the series.
However, despite the successful surgery, the rehabilitation process could still take some time which would keep him out of action for a considerable period of time.