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January 26, 2010
Yuvraj Singh, the Indian batsman, will not take further part in the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur after it was revealed that he suffered a ligament tear in his left wrist, coach Gary Kirsten confirmed.
"He has a torn cartilage on this wrist," Kirsten said. "Yuvraj will be struggling to make it for the first Test against South Africa. He will be out for a while. But he will stay till this game ends."
Meanwhile, Rahul Dravid, who was hospitalised after getting hit on the face by Shahadat Hossain's bouncer on the second day, suffered a fracture on the cheek bone but had been discharged.
"He has got quite a nasty injury to his face," Kirsten said. "He is currently staying in Bangladesh. Later, he will consult a specialist to find out what needs to be done and how long he would be out. For Rahul, we don't have the long-term prognosis."
Also, Sachin Tendulkar injured his shoulder today while attempting a difficult catch off Tamim Iqbal. However, Kirsten said there was no need to worry. "He is okay. He will be fine."
Four Indian players - three middle-order batsmen and a fast bowler - have sustained injuries during this tour. VVS Laxman injured his left hand while attempting a catch at first slip in Chittagong; Sreesanth strained his hamstring while bowling in the second innings of the first Test; Dravid fractured his jaw after being hit by a bouncer from Shahadat, and now Yuvraj Singh has injured his left wrist.
The selectors are scheduled to pick the Indian team for the upcoming home series against South Africa's on January 28.
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