Yuvraj Singh's return could be delayed by nine months

Yuvraj Singh will also be missing the fifth edition of Indian Premier League Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Jan 26, 2012

Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh s return to the international cricket could be delayed by further nine months as he is in the US for the treatment of the non-malignant tumour in his lung.

The tumour is situated between the lungs and the heart and doctors will face difficulty in operating it. “The Indian doctors have told Yuvraj’s family that the operation of this tumor won’t be easy. If it can heal with medicine, nothing like it,” a source close to the cricketer was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

“His treatment has started from scratch and he is responding well to treatment,” the source added.

Meanwhile, an official from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which is bearing the expenses of the treatment said, “We want to be fully fit and time is not an issue,” said an official.

The lung tumour has kept Yuvraj out of action since he played the second Test match in Kolkata back in November last year.

The southpaw will also miss the fifth edition of Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament.

Yuvraj had earlier claimed that he is fully fit to participate in the upcoming tri-series in Australia involving India and Sri Lanka.

“I have completely recovered and have been training for the last two weeks. There is absolutely no problem with my fitness,” Yuvraj Singh had said.

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