Suresh Raina releases statement post knee surgery

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Mumbai: T20 specialist batsman Suresh Raina underwent surgery on his left knee for the second time on Saturday in Amsterdam and is now on his way to recovery.

Raina took to social media to keep his fans updated about his health.

“I am out of surgery and healing steadily, for which I thank my doctors, family, friends, and everyone who has wished me good health & speedy recovery.

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“The issue began way back. It was 2007 when I underwent my maiden knee surgery and later, I was back on the field, giving the game my 100%, all thanks to my trainers & doctors.

“However, a nagging discomfort returned last couple of years. During the episodes of niggling pain, to avoid any impact on my game, my trainers kept me going & helped me a lot in training my muscles well so that it would take the load off of the knee.

“To be honest, a second knee surgery was a tough call to make because I knew it would put me off-action for a few months and I wasn’t ready for it until a few weeks ago when the pain had gotten a bit much and I knew there was only one way out of this.

“I hope I’m up on my feet, on the field and ready to give my best very soon again,” Suresh Rain wrote in a post on his social media handles.

Raina is likely to be sidelined from competitive action during the initial part of India’s 2019-20 domestic season after the surgery.

Suresh Raina had been suffering from a knee issue over the last few months and had to undergo surgery to overcome the issue, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Friday. Suresh Raina had been suffering from a knee issue over the last few months and had to undergo surgery to overcome the issue, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Friday.

Raina last played for India in July 2018 in a limited-overs series in England. The 2011 World Cup-winning all-rounder represented Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019.

He managed 383 runs from 17 matches at an average of 23.93. Raina struggled for consistency in IPL 2019 as he had finished with less than 400 runs for the first time in 3 seasons.

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