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Tendulkar ruled out for Holland tri-series
Ashish Shukla |
August 21, 2004 14:42 IST
Last Updated: August 21, 2004 16:58 IST
India received a big jolt on Saturday in their quest to win the tri-series in Holland with batting mainstay Sachin Tendulkar being ruled out of the tournament due to a 'tennis elbow'.
"Tendulkar will not be participating in any of the matches of this tournament due to an acute onset of tennis elbow," Indian team manager Gautam Dasgupta announced in Amsterdam.
Tennis elbow is a term used to describe pain and inflammation in the region of the elbow joint.
India are to play Pakistan today before taking on Australia on Monday. The final is slated for August 28.
Tendulkar had complained of stiffness in the elbow while practicing for long periods at home but thought the discomfort was minor.
Unfortunately, on arrival in Amsterdam, the stiffness and pain did not settle down and in fact got aggravated at his first net session.
Team physiotherapist Andrew Leipus has advised the champion batsman to undergo conservative treatment and rehabilitation. An independent medical opinion taken in Amsterdam also supported this rehabilitation programme.
The results of the initial physiotherapy treatments are promising and the Indian team management hopes to have him ready for the NatWest Challenge against England in the first week of September.
"The Indian team is not looking for a replacement for Tendulkar because there is not enough time and there are already 15 players in the squad," Dasgupta said.