Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday said he could be out for as long as three months if an operation becomes necessary to treat his injured thigh. Rohit also felt that the series will not be a cakewalk for the Indian team given the England team had beaten India 2-1 on their previous visit.
Rohit Sharma sustained a thigh injury to his right leg during the fifth and final ODI at Visakhapatnam on October 29. With doctors unable to confirm its severity initially, he was sidelined for the upcoming five-match Test series against England. But on Friday, the right-hander revealed that depending on the doctors' call, it could take him more than 3 months to recover.
"I don't know (how much time I will miss cricket) our BCCI medical team is in touch with doctors, the scans we have got till now have been sent to doctors, we are waiting for their opinion, whether to do surgery or not, if we do the surgery then how much time is needed," Rohit told PTI.
"The picture is fully not clear. I think in one or two days the picture will be more clear, whether it (surgery) is happening or not. It is an important decision if we do surgery. If I do the surgery, I cannot play for 3 to 3 and half months. We are waiting for the doctors' opinion, let's see what happens," he added.
The BCCI medical team confirmed that Rohit will travel to London early next week for specialist consultation with a possibility to undergo surgery, as a result of which, he is expected to miss at least 10 to 12 weeks of cricket.
When asked about the nature of the injury, the 29-year old said, "Like you saw, while taking a run the muscle pulled up then I understood that I won't make it to the crease, so I dived, after
The Mumbai batsman also felt that the upcoming Test series against England will not be an easy one for the Indian team since the visitors have already beaten them at home in 2012.
"They are a very good Test team. When they were here last time they had beaten us. We have got to do a lot of hard work. We understand their strengths and weaknesses, we have to exploit them to our advantage," Rohit said.