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Sachin should be ready, says Leipus

New Delhi: Andrew Leipus, who supervised Sachin Tendulkar’s post-surgery rehabilitation programme, says the maestro should be ready for the August tri-series in Sri Lanka.

“The current status is that he has a few more weeks to go before he is hundred per cent fit. When we say hundred per cent, we are talking about batting, fielding, throwing,” the former Team India physio said on a TV channel.

The Mumbai batsman missed out on being fit for the Test series in the West Indies amid much speculation over his recovery process.

“Well, he actually recovered very, very well considering what he had done to the shoulder' (it’s) hard to give an exact date but I think he would be ready for the Sri Lanka tour.

“The surgery went fine, structurally everything was a success, we literally just ran out of time to get him fit for the West Indies,” Leipus said.

Sachin has said mental battles with his latest injury caused him sleepless nights and days full of frustration even as he battled in vain to catch the flight to the Caribbean.


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