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Mar 05, 2007 at 06:58pm IST

Sania undergoes knee surgery

Hyderabad: Sania Mirza underwent surgery on Saturday morning on her right knee ligament.

The 20-year-old will undergo physiotherapy in the coming days and the doctors would review her condition after four weeks but it's still uncertain when she would be able to return to the courts.

She had sustained a hyper-extension of the knee during her first round match in the Qatar Open in Doha earlier in the week.

Sania had complained of pain in the knee with swelling while playing and on examination it was found that there was an 'Anterior Cruciate Ligament' injury to her right knee.

She was taken to Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday where tests were conducted on her knee.

"Sania is out of the operation theatre. The tests are over and she is absolutely fine," her mother had said.

Due to the injury Sania will reschedule her tournaments. She was to participate in tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami, and the Bausch and Lomb Championship in Amelia Island.

Earlier, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals Dr KJ Reddy had said: "She has sustained injury to the ligament. However, present investigations are not complete yet. Once we ascertain the type of injury, we'll be able to tell you how long it will take to recover. Although it's difficult to say, I think she'll be out of action for the next few weeks."

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