India news July 10, 2010

Zaheer Khan heading to Johannesburg for rehab

Cricinfo staff

India fast bowler Zaheer Khan is heading to Johannesburg to undergo rehabilitation for an injured shoulder. The injury forced Zaheer to miss the upcoming Test tour of Sri Lanka and possibly the following ODI tri-series as well.

"Leaving for Joburg today, visiting Rosebank sports injury rehab clinic, the place where I did my shoulder rehab last year after surgery," Zaheer said on his Twitter page.

Zaheer was rested by the BCCI for the recent tour of Zimbabwe in order to preserve himself for the busy season ahead. He participated in the Asia Cup in Dambulla and played in all four of India's games. The BCCI did not reveal the cause of the injury or for how long he has been advised to rest. He was replaced by Karnataka fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun in the Test squad.