“There’s a lot of people in Australia who do this surgery, it’s reasonably common but none of them have included any fast bowlers that have come back to the elite level,” he added.
“Our goal is to get them to the first Test and there’s no set goal beyond that. With Pat there’s nothing wrong with him, we just know that in this series if he plays all five Tests he’s doubled the amount of matches he’s played in his Test career. So it’s uncharted territory for him.”
Australian team doctor Richard Saw said,"It’s always better to do things without surgery than with surgery because of the inherent risk of any operation. We have some surgical options with James because of the complexity of his case.”
First Published: October 31, 2017, 9:48 PM IST