Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who was seen struggling with his left knee has successfully undergone surgery on Thursday. Dhoni underwent surgery on his knee at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai. The CSK captain will be spending a couple of days at the hospital before getting discharged. Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh is at the hospital by his side.
According to reports, Dhoni is doing fine after the surgery. “I spoke to him after the operation. I cannot explain what the surgery is about but we have been told it is a key-hole surgery. He sounded fine in our conversation,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was quoted saying by Cricbuzz.
Notably, Dhoni has been operated on by the same doctor who performed surgery on Rishabh Pant’s knee after the young wicketkeeper batter sustained a tear during a car accident. Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, a sports medicine specialist at the Kokilaben Hospital operated on Dhoni’s knee. Also, the CSK management has sent its team doctor, Dr Madhu Thottappil, to Mumbai to oversee Dhoni’s treatment.
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How long will it take MS Dhoni to recover?
As MS Dhoni has undergone keyhole surgery, a second name for arthroscopic surgery wherein small insertions are made in three or four points around the knee, it will not take much time for Dhoni to get back on his feet. The 41-year-old known for his age-defying fitness is expected to get up and running in next three months.
“Experts say most surgical procedures on a knee these days are done under arthroscopic methods. Only when one does the major ligament repair, an open operation may be needed. Assuming that because it was done through arthroscopy, the repair and healing time, it is believed will be under three months,” claimed the Cricbuzz report.
This means that Dhoni has ample time before the next edition of the tournament to decide if he wants to play IPL 2024 or not.
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