New Delhi: After a career-threatening knee injury that required two surgeries within days of each other, Manoj Tiwary is back from London and is ready to accept the fact that he won't be able to play for Bengal in the upcoming Ranji Trophy.
"You can't fight destiny. The doctor (Dr Andrew Williams) has told me specifically that a minimum of four months is required for rehabilitation and I have to take it from there on. Right now, I am just ready to take one day at a time. I just want to be fit before I can resume playing. I am not even thinking about coming back during the end stages of Ranji Trophy," 27-year-old Tiwary told PTI over phone from his Howrah residence.
"I am still on crutches but I have to do seven to eight physiotherapy drills every day. That's a part of my rehab programme. The doctor as well as the BCCI physio (Kamlesh) who was present there are happy with progress. But I have had a second surgery after there was internal bleeding post the first surgery. So it will certainly take time," Tiwary, who has played eight ODIs and three T20 Internationals apart from 65 first-class matches, explained.