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Injured India Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will leave for England for his shoulder surgery on Sunday with the surgery set for first week of August, as reported by Mumbai Mirror.

Saha will be travelling to Manchester with his wife and Yogesh Parmar, an assistant physio at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The recovery time will see Saha out of cricket for six to eight months.

According to the report, the date of the surgery will be finalised after Saha meets Dr Lennard Funk in Manchester and is likely to happen either on August 6 or 7.

Believed to be a minor thumb injury, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was actually nursing a career-threatening shoulder problem.

Explained: Wriddhiman Saha's injury fiasco
Explained: Wriddhiman Saha's injury fiasco

He had injured his thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) in the Indian Premier League  Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 25 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, had to miss out the historic Afghanistan  Test and the upcoming England Test series.

With this surgery, Saha will miss the Australia Test series end of the year. The Bengal player had a shoulder injury back from South Africa tour which was not fully recovered. His rehabilitation process at the NCA had not gone according to plan.

It was learnt that BCCI  had given Saha two options to pick for surgery and he chose Manchester over Mumbai.

Wriddhiman Saha picks Manchester over Mumbai for shoulder surgery
Wriddhiman Saha picks Manchester over Mumbai for shoulder surgery

Earlier, some reports had claimed Saha’s injury got aggravated by a “bungled” rehabilitation programme at NCA. However, the BCCI had come out with a clarification that Saha had reported to the NCA with a complaint of a left proximal hamstring (sustained during India’s tour of South Africa), he also had complained of right shoulder pain.