Meniscus tear puts Khawaja in doubt for India Test series


Usman Khawaja has suffered a meniscal tear to his left knee and will require surgery, putting him in doubt for Australia’s Test series at home against India.

Khawaja suffered the injury before the start of the third day’s play in the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

The left-handed batsman went for scans late on Thursday which revealed that he has a meniscal tear, although he has not re-torn his anterior cruciate ligament that was reconstructed in 2014.

The 31-year-old could be out for up to eight weeks, which will place in doubt for Australia’s four-match Test series against India that starts on 6 December in Adelaide.

With Steve Smith and David Warner currently serving suspensions, Khawaja is Australia’s number one Test batsman and batted for 524 minutes, the second-longest fourth innings in the history of all Tests, scoring 141 to help the Aussies save the first Test in Dubai.