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Another injury setback for Manoj Tiwary

March 03, 2013 21:27 IST

Manoj Tiwary's tryst with injuries continued and the talented Bengal batsman will yet again be out of action for a few weeks after suffering a serious shoulder injury during his team's semi-final match in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Delhi in Visakhapatnam on Friday.

Tiwary reached Bangalore for another extensive rehabilitation programme with the physios.

"The physio will be assessing my condition over there and then take a call on my rehab programme," Tiwary said.

Manoj TiwaryAsked whether it is a shoulder dislocation, he replied "I am not very sure although the bone popped out from the shoulder region after I fell awkwardly. As of now, it looks like there has been soft tissue damage."

Since there isn't any competitive cricket at the moment save Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (National T20 tournament), Tiwary will get exactly a month's time before the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League starts on April 3.

"No one likes to be out of action and it's really frustrating to get injured. I stopped the ball but then this happened. Hopefully, I will recover in time," a dejected Tiwary said about the incident.

The player also missed out the entire limited overs series between India and England as well as the India-Pakistan series with a severe side strain injury.

He had recently made a successful comeback to competitive cricket with a half-century in the Irani Trophy against Mumbai. He followed that up with a century against Australia for the India A side in a warm-up game. He also scored three half-centuries for Bengal in the limited overs version with 87 against Delhi in a losing cause.

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