Gambhir undergoes MRI scan for back problem

Ahmedabad: India opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday underwent an MRI scan for back problem at a local hospital before the start of of the third One-day International against the West Indies at the Sardar Patel Motera Stadium.

"The Delhi and District Cricket Association had informed Apollo Hospital in Ahmedabad to do the scan," a source a news agency on condition of anonymity.

Gambhir, who went back to Delhi after playing in the second ODI against the West Indies at Vishakapatnam, had reached here late last night.

He also underwent a scan of his skull that he had hurt while fielding during the Test series in England and suffered blurred vision for a while and eventually missed the subsequent ODI series.

Gambhir was on Tuesday off the field for more than ten overs and was substituted by Ajinkya Rahane.

Incidentally, the selectors have a scheduled meeting here to pick the Indian squad for the last two games and no information on the squad was available till the end of the West Indian innings.

The last two matches are to be held at Indore (December 8) and Chennai (December 11).

At the conclusion of the five-match rubber, India are to depart for Australia for a four-Test rubber on December 12.


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