Sri Lanka news September 1, 2008

Sangakkara to undergo finger surgery

Cricinfo staff


Kumar Sangakkara nursed the injury through the home series against India © AFP
 

Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan batsman, is set to undergo surgery on his right index finger in Australia. Sangakkara played through the recently concluded three-Test and five-ODI home series against India nursing the injury.

David Young, an Australian orthopaedic surgeon who also treated Sri Lankan bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga, confirmed Sangakkara will fly out to Australia in a week where he will be operated on by Melbourne-based orthopaedic Greg Hoy.

Young also confirmed that Malinga won't require surgery on his injured knee. Malinga, who's being treated by Young, has been out of international action since March, missing Sri Lanka's tour of West Indies, the Indian Premier League and the home series against India.

"I reviewed Malinga last Friday and he is making steady progress," Young told cricketnext.com. "I hope he will be training again in six weeks but with the Champions Trophy now postponed there is no hurry. No surgery is needed on him."

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