KL Rahul undergoes successful surgery, says ‘determined to return to field’

In a tweet, Rahul said he is on the road to recovery and determined to get back on the field

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Senior Indian batter KL Rahul has undergone a successful surgery on his injured right thigh and is eagerly waiting to return to the national side at the earliest.

The 31-year-old skipper of Lucknow Super Giants suffered the injury while fielding for his Indian Premier League side against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in May.

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He was then ruled out of the lucrative T20 tournament and next month’s World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia in England.

On Wednesday, Rahul tweeted: “Hi everyone, I just got done with my surgery. It was successful. A big thank you to the doctors and medical staff for making sure I was comfortable and everything went smoothly.”

Rahul, replaced by Ishan Kishan in the Indian squad for the WTC final scheduled at The Oval from June 7-12, said he was determined to return to the field.

Recovering well

“I am officially on the road to recovery now. I am determined to get back to my best and get back on the field. Onwards and upwards,” he said.

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Rahul, an all-format player, will target a return to the national side in time for the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup in India later this year.

(With inputs from agencies)