Praveen Kumar to undergo shoulder surgery; eyes December return

Praveen Kumar has not played for India since the Asia Cup in March 2012 © Getty Images

Sep 24, 2013

Indian pacer Praveen Kumar is set to undergo a shoulder surgery in England in the forthcoming weeks and has aimed to return to full fitness by mid-December.

Kumar, who had suffered a tennis elbow injury in the 2012-13 Ranji season and was suspended for his tantrums and violent behavior, was ruled out of the India A series against West Indies A due to the latest injury.

“I was looking forward for the West Indies A series. I had a nice bowling session earlier. But it was during the fielding session, I felt a bit of pain while throwing. I took a break but the right shoulder kept hurting. An MRI scan was taken soon after, which confirmed my injury,” Kumar was quoted as saying to The Indian Express.

“I had a decent outing in domestic cricket last season and I did well during the Indian Premier League (IPL) too. The A tour against the West Indies was the best chance to leave a mark but injuries are part and parcel of the game. One can’t run away from them. I will work hard again and will try to come back much stronger,” he further added. Kumar last played for India in the 2012 Asia Cup.