Here's what Suresh Raina has said following knee surgery
While it was his second surgery on the same knee, he made the bold decision as it was likely to keep him out of action for a few months.
He is expected to take around six weeks to be completely fit again.
Meanwhile, he released a statement on his future.
Raina undergoes second knee surgery
Mr Suresh Raina underwent a knee surgery where he had been facing discomfort for the last few months. The surgery has been successful and it will require him 4-6 week of rehab for recovery.— BCCI (@BCCI) August 9, 2019
We wish him a speedy recovery 🙏 pic.twitter.com/osOHnFLqpB
Tough call to make for second knee surgery: Raina
Raina said that it was indeed a tough call since it would be putting him out of action for weeks. However, he had to take the call for getting better.
"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," Raina wrote on Twitter.
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Raina had undergone a similar knee surgery in 2007
"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," added Raina.
Raina revealed of a nagging discomfort of late
Raina also revealed that for the past two years, he was feeling a nagging discomfort on the same knee.
In order to take the load off his knee, his trainers helped him in muscle training to avoid any undue impact on his gameplay.
"I thank my doctors, family, friends, and everyone who has wished me good health & speedy recovery," Raina further stated.
Jonty Rhodes urges Raina to listen to his body
@ImRaina u have been an inspiration to so many with your incredible work ethic over your career, especially these last couple of years. Listen to your body now my friend - knowing u, u will want to be out training tomorrow #aramse https://t.co/tc3LY4R4qF— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) August 10, 2019
Raina's India future uncertain, as he eyes domestic return
As of now, it is unclear when would Raina be back on the field.
While his estimated return date sounds to be after two months, it remains to be seen how he performs in the domestic circuit.
Raina, known to be a fighting cricketer, surely has the talent to bounce back in style.
However, as far as his international return goes, it looks unlikely.
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