India in Bangladesh, 2007 May 2, 2007

Tendulkar in minor injury scare

Cricinfo staff

Sachin Tendulkar fell while tackling a bouncer from Sreesanth © AFP

Sachin Tendulkar bruised his ankle while batting at the nets today during the Indian team's preparatory camp in Kolkata ahead of the Bangladesh tour. However, initial reports suggest the injury is not very serious.

Tendulkar fell awkwardly while tackling a bouncer from Sreesanth and an ice pack was applied immediately to his ankle. No MRI scans or X-rays have been recommended at this point and his condition will be monitored for the next 24 hours.

He should have sufficient time to recover, given that he's been rested for the three one-dayers which precede the Tests. The first Test begins at Chittagong on May 18.