Mumbai: Injured batsman KL Rahul requires another three months to recuperate from his shoulder surgery and the proposed series against Sri Lanka in August could be his first international assignment on comeback.
The shoulder injury, aggravated during the India-Australia series, forced Rahul to miss the ongoing IPL and the upcoming Champions Trophy in England.
"It's been just a month that I had this surgery. It will take some more time, maybe two months to recover and attain the required fitness to get back to international cricket. So aiming for sometime in August for comeback, probably can make a comeback for the Sri Lanka series," the 25-year-old player said.
"Missing tournaments due to injury is a part and parcel of the game for a player. Of course I miss playing cricket, being part of the IPL, it is the biggest tournament in India and the Champions Trophy, would have been the first world (ICC) tournament that I would have played.
"It could have been a big moment in my career, I was looking forward to play in the Champions Trophy. It is little bit frustrating. I will take care of my recovery and come back stronger," he pointed out.
The Karnataka player, who consistently performed during the four-match Test rubber against Australia, said the young team learnt its lesson.
Rahul also said that it was disappointing for him to see that the Royal Challengers Bangalore did not perform well this IPL season.
"Even for the players who played this year, it was disappointing for them. It is a sport, every team has good and bad years," he said.