Rahul Dravid undergoes surgery on injured left upper jaw

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Bangalore, Jan 29 (ANI): Former Team India skipper and middle order batsman Rahul Dravid, who was injured after being hit by a short delivery during the Mirpur Test against Bangladesh underwent a minor corrective surgery on his injured left upper jaw at the Manipal Hospital in Bangalore on Friday.

Maxillofacial surgeon Dr Kishore Nayak performed the surgery, and it is reported that Dravid will be discharged later in the day.

Manipal Hospital Medical Director Dr H S Balel said, "Rahul Dravid suffered a depressed fracture of the left cheek bone (left zygomatic arch bone) and this was corrected using a standard open approach."

"Dravid will be discharged from hospital and can resume normal activities in about two days," he added.

Dr Balel further said, "Dravid has been advised not to play cricket or any contact sports for about 2-3 weeks by the treating surgeon Dr Kishore Nayak. He will be reassessed for fitness on a regular basis."

The prolific Indian batsman has been left out in the squad in the series against the Proteas beginning on February 6 due to his injury. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, January 29, 2010, 18:11 [IST]
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