According to the most recent news from New Zealand, Jasprit Bumrah had back surgery in Christchurch and is doing well. The procedure was conducted by Dr Rowan Schouten, a well-known orthopaedic surgeon at Christchurch’s Forte Orthopaedics Hospital.
According to New Zealand sources, Bumrah is doing well and is on his path to complete recovery after being out of play since September last year. A hospital official, however, refused to comment, noting that “all concerns about Jasprit should be sent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).”
Dr. Schouten “is a New Zealand-qualified orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in the care of adult spinal problems and hip replacement surgery,” according to the hospital’s website. He has treated a variety of sportsmen, including cricketers James Pattinson and Jason Behrendorff, in addition to Jofra Archer, as previously reported by this website.
The BCCI has yet to issue a statement, but board insiders indicate the recovery would take at most 24 weeks.
The BCCI is yet to release a comment, but insiders within the body think the pacer will be allowed to return to the field by August. Even though he might not be able to play in the Asia Cup in September, there is hope that Bumrah will be ready for the World Cup.