Suresh Raina undergoes knee surgery in Amsterdam, out for six weeks

India international Raina had a niggling knee problem since the last season and will require at least six weeks of intense rehabilitation for recovery.

India cricketer Suresh Raina underwent a knee surgery in Amsterdam on Friday.   -  PTI

India international Suresh Raina underwent a knee surgery in Amsterdam on Friday. The 32-year-old left-hander had a niggling knee problem since the last domestic season. He will require at least six weeks of intense rehabilitation for recovery.

“Mr Suresh Raina went through a surgery for his knee where he is been facing discomfort for last few months. The surgery is been successful and it will require him 4-6 weeks of rehab for recovery,” Raina’s Dutch surgeon Dr H Van der Hoeven was quoted as saying by PTI.

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The surgery has raised doubts over Raina’s availability in the BCCI domestic season 2019-20. He is not part of any of the Duleep Trophy squads that starts later this month, but his absence in the Vijay Hazare Trophy — beginning September 24 — could be a severe blow for Uttar Pradesh.

Raina has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals. He last represented India in July 2018 in an ODI against England at Leeds.