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Yuvraj not ruled out of World Cup

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Yuvraj Singh’s chances of playing the 2007 World Cup have been enhanced following his check up on Monday by the BCCI’s Orthopedic Consultant Dr.Anant Joshi. The middle order batsman may not require the knee surgery and is expected to get it back to full strength in the next few months. A reassessment of the knee will be done after two weeks to see how he progresses and whether he has to undergo surgery or not.

The left hander had injured his knee while playing kho-kho during the warm up drills before the Champions Trophy match against Australia. Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cruciate ligament injury in his left knee. He is now using crutches for walking support. If it is decided that he has to undergo surgery after the re-check up after two weeks, then he will have to leave to Australia for the operation and the recovery time after that is likely to be six months which should rule him out of the World Cup in the Caribbean. Yuvraj has already been ruled out of this month’s South Africa’s tour. Dinesh Karthik, the Tamil Nadu wicket keeper is his stand-by who would be leaving with the team tonight for South Africa.


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