Mumbai: Veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra successfully underwent a right-knee surgery in a London hospital. Nehra is doing "very well" after the surgery, according to Dr Andrew Williams.
Speaking from London, Dr. Williams said, "We performed surgery on Ashish Nehra on Tuesday and he is doing fine."
Nehra picked up a high-grade tendon injury while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this month and was recommended (to visit this doctor) by Team India physio Patrik Farhat.
"The operation took place at Fortus Clinic and he was very co-operative during the one-hour long procedure," the doctor added.
The 37-year-old was India's best bowler during the ICC World T20 where he got 5 wickets in 5 games at an economy rate of 5.94 runs per over.
Nehra was discharged from hospital on Wednesday but he will be re-examined by the surgeon again after a few days.
"It will take at least three-four months to fully recover and of course, he will be able to play the game. He is a great bowler. He will return to India and will be under physiotherapy," Dr. Williams signed off.
Interestingly, former England fast bowler Andrew Flintoff and Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar were being treated by Dr Williams in the past.
Nehra sustained the injury during the match against Kings XI Punjab on May 15, as he aborted his run-up and was seen in considerable pain.
According to BCCI: "Nehra was advised to consult Dr Andrew Williams, an orthopaedic specialist in London, and the surgery took place on Tuesday night."
Nehra had a decent IPL for Sunrisers with 9 wickets from 8 games at an economy rate of less than 8 runs per over. His name has been doing the rounds for quite some time as the bowling coach of the senior team as he shares a fantastic rapport with current team players.
(with PTI inputs)...