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Tiwary will not accompany India to Zimbabwe
India batsman Manoj Tiwary has been ruled out of action for the next four months after twisting his left knee during a football drill for the Kalighat cricket club in Kolkata.
Due to this injury, Tiwary is highly unlikely to participate in India’s tour of Zimbabwe, which gets underway on July 24.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has ordered Tiwary to fly to England and meet Dr Andrew Williams, who is an orthopaedic surgeon and knee specialist.
Dr Williams does have a history with cricketers, having worked on England’s Andrew Flintoff, Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar and India’s Cheteshwar Pujara.
Tiwary has suffered through a horrific injury spell over the couple of months after having been ruled out for a week during the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a bruised right hand and for the Twenty20 and ODI series against England and Pakistan due to a back injury he sustained while playing in the Ranji Trophy.