Tendulkar recovery on track

Sachin Tendulkar’s recovery from a shoulder operation is going “as per schedule”, according to the BCCI.

The Indian had surgery on his right shoulder last month in London. He is on a rehabilitation programme with three phases, of which he is at the end of phase two. The third and final phase ends on May 1, when he is expected to begin batting, albeit with a lighter bat.

In a statement, BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said: “”He has progressed at a rate anticipated by both the surgeon and myself to this point, He will now move into phase three of his rehab program which will involve increasing further ranges of shoulder movement as well as commencing strengthening activities as tolerated.”

Tendulkar was examined by team physio John Gloster, three weeks after surgery. The BCCI confirmed Tendulkar has improved in his active movement, tissue healing and completion of day-to-day functions, as well as feeling less pain.

Despite being on schedule, Tendulkar will miss the ODI series against the West Indies starting on May 12, but it is hoped he will be fit for June’s Test series.

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