Sachin Tendulkar's doctor in England, James Calder is confident the batting legend will do well in the forthcoming Indian Premier League fifth edition.
The senior India batsman is in London to consult a specialist for his toe injury.
Speaking over the phone, the orthopedic surgeon said: "I cannot discuss his injury status, neither can I confirm whether he would be playing in the IPL, but what I can confirm is that if he plays the IPL, he will be able to do better."
"Yes, I did see him on Wednesday (at Fortius Clinic 1:00 pm). Our consultation lasted for nearly 60 minutes," added Dr Calder.
Dr Calder is a specialist for sports injuries to the feet and ankle. Six months ago, Dr Calder referred Tendulkar to a lady podiatrist Anne-Marie O'Connor for treatment. "However, this time Sachin hasn't been referred to her,"
Dr Calder informed.
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