Hardik undergoes successful back surgery in London
NEW DELHI: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Saturday underwent a successful surgery for acute lower-back injury, which is expected to keep him out of action for at least four months.
As per information received, Hardik is likely to be out of action for a minimum period of 12-16 weeks (3-4 months) and is expected to be match-fit before the Indian Premier League.
That Hardik could be out for a long period due to a back injury was first reported by the PTI on October 1.
"Hardik Pandya complained of lower back pain after India's final T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru on 22nd September. The BCCI Medical Team consulted a panel of spine specialists in England and they recommended surgery for a long-term solution of the issue," BCCI issued a medical bulletin on Saturday.