Fit-again Aaron ready to play after 16 months' injury lay-off

Fit-again Aaron ready to play after 16 months' injury lay-off

Young speedster Varun Aaron, who was out of cricket action for 16 months because of a recurring back problem that needed surgery, has recovered and is fit to resume his career.

The 23-year-old, who last played in IPL5 in May 2012 after missing the tour of Australia in December 2011 due to stress reaction in the back, is targeting this season's Ranji Trophy to ease his way back into the first class game.

"It feels great to be back. Post the surgery, I've had a very comprehensive build up to my fitness and my bowling and I feel I am bowling at a 100 per cent now," Aaron said in a statement issued here.

The right-arm fast bowler, who made his Test debut against the West Indies here in November 2011, said he is training at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai and is looking forward to play for Jharkhand in the upcoming Ranji season.

"I'm currently training with the fitness trainer, Rajnikant, at the MRF Pace Foundation before I join up with my Ranji team. There is less than a month to go before the Ranji Trophy season begins and I am looking forward to bowling at full throttle by then," he said.

Aaron, considered to be genuinely quick, played in IPL5 for Delhi Daredevils in 2012 but was again troubled by his back and underwent surgery in March this year. He has not played since then. 

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