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Zaheer 'recovering well' after ankle surgery

August 18, 2011 20:25 IST

Pacer Zaheer Khan, who was ruled out of the England series due to an ankle injury, underwent surgery last Monday and is believed to be recovering well.

Zaheer bowled just 13.3 overs in the first Test at Lord's last month before sustaining the injury.

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"Got the surgery done on ankle on Monday," Zaheer wrote on his Twitter page.

In his latest tweet, he wrote, "Recovering wellÂ… getting used to walking on crutches."

Zaheer was touted to play a big role in India's fortunes in the ongoing four-match Test series against England but left the field on the first day of the Test series after bowling 13.3 overs and taking two wickets.

R P Singh was called up in his place.

India, who were ranked No 1 at the start of the series, have conceded an unassailable 0-3 lead to England.