BCCI says it was aware of Sehwag's injury


The BCCI said that it hoped Sehwag would recover before the tournament got underway but the injury aggravated in London which ruled him out of the Twenty20 World Cup.
Media and Finance Committee Chairman Rajiv Shukla said the BCCI knew about a "minor" Grade I tear in Sehwag's shoulder but the extent of his injury was clear only in London.
"The fitness report was submitted by the physio and it was suggested that Sehwag had minor injury which will heal in two or three days, so keeping that in mind he was picked in the squad," Shukla said.
"But when the test was done in London it was discovered that there was an additional tear in his shoulder so treatment was done by giving him injections. But when the test was done a second time, there was no improvement so it was decided to send a replacement for him," he added.

On whether the physio's report was misguiding, Shukla said the injury was already there but the additional tear was discovered later.
"No, physio's report was not misguiding. The tear was already there but there was an additional tear which developed there and was discovered in London," he insisted.
The BCCI's belated statement has put to rest all speculation on whether Sehwag had hidden the injury from the BCCI and the team management before leaving for England.
After the injury came to light in England, there was intense speculation of a rift between Sehwag and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who bluntly refused to answer questions on the opener's fitness at a heated press conference.
Sehwag, the vice-captain of the team, admitted later that he had suffered the injury during the Indian Premier League semi-final clash against Deccan Chargers in South Africa on May 21.
Sehwag carried the shoulder injury to England and missed the warm-up games as well as the lung opener against Bangladesh on June 6 and was ruled out from the tournament on Tuesday.

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