India news May 24, 2016

Nehra undergoes knee surgery in London

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ashish Nehra was one of Sunrisers Hyderabad's key players this season © BCCI

Ashish Nehra has undergone surgery on his right knee in London, to repair a high-grade tendon injury he sustained during his IPL stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad*. Nehra, 37, sustained the injury during the match against Kings XI Punjab on May 15, when he pulled up while running in to bowl.

While the extent of his injury was unknown then, Nehra was advised to consult Dr Andrew Williams, an orthopaedic specialist in London, and the surgery took place on Tuesday night. Nehra also missed four matches in the first half of IPL 2016 with a groin injury.

The left-arm pace bowler was one of Sunrisers' key players, with nine wickets from eight matches at an average of 22.11 and an economy rate of 7.65.