Tendulkar likely to be fit in two weeks

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Sachin Tendulkar, afflicted by tennis elbow, would need at least two weeks to recover fitness, according to Dr Anant Joshi.

Tendulkar likely to be fit in two weeks

Mumbai:

Sachin Tendulkar, afflicted by tennis elbow, would need at least two weeks to recover fitness, according to Dr Anant Joshi. Joshi examined the master batsman on his return to India earlier this week. "Optimistically speaking he would be able to play cricket in two weeks' time. In a worst case scenario it may take even two months," said Dr Joshi. Tendulkar, who has been sidelined with the affliction since the Holland tri-series in the third week of August, is in constant touch with Dr Joshi and Indian team physiotherapist Andrew Leipus who are monitoring his progress. "Rest, ice/heat packs and gentle massage" are the types of treatment that have been recommended to the champion batsman since he underwent electric shock therapy in England, Dr Joshi said. Aus tour Asked whether osteopathy can give the desired result as claimed by an osteopath recently, Dr Joshi said, "there are all types of people willing to treat Sachin's elbow with all kinds of treatment." "Rest is the best treatment for the malaise," Dr Joshi added. The master batsman has expressed his fervent hope to play against the visiting Australians in their three-day tour opener against Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai commencing on September 30. "A slot has been kept open in case Tendulkar is able to play," Mumbai Cricket Association joint secretary Ratnakar Shetty said. (PTI)

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