Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh is unlikely to play in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League due to the ongoing treatment of his non-malignant lung tumour.
Yuvraj is currently in the United States for treatment of his tumour and once it is removed, the recuperation process will start.
“Yuvraj went to UK and from there has travelled to the United States for an advanced treatment,” said a source.
“The oncologists who will be treating him in the US will take a call on whether he would undergo surgery or any other form of treatment. But that’s for sure, he won’t be playing in the IPL.”
The tumor is situated between the lungs and the heart and so operating it “will not be easy”, the source suggested.
“The Indian doctors have told Yuvraj’s family that the operation of this tumor won’t be easy. If it can heal with medicine, nothing like it.”
It has been tough going for Yuvraj since his Man of the Series performance in India’s World Cup victory last year.
An injury kept him out of the tour of the West Indies and his tour of England was cut short by a finger injury sustained during the Nottingham Test.
The last time Yuvraj played competitive cricket was the Tests against West Indies last November.