India batsman Murali Vijay has revealed he was playing with a fractured wrist before undergoing surgery.
The Kings XI Punjab opener was ruled out of the Indian Premier League as he required an operation and has also been struggling with a shoulder problem.
Vijay played three of the four Tests in the recent series victory over Australia, but said he was severely hampered due to injury.
"I don't want to get too much into the status of the injury but I was playing with a fractured wrist," Vijay told the New Indian Express.
"It was a difficult situation to be in, but the team always comes first. I was not able to bat freely because, as the injury aggravated, I couldn't play certain shots and when I went out to bat, I had to grind it out.
"Especially against pacers, it was difficult at times to even defend off the front foot because it was my bottom hand that was injured."
He added: "I was told not to use any power while batting, so that was something I had to keep in mind while facing spinners.
"As a batsman, when you can't play certain shots, it affects your momentum and it was frustrating, but I saw it as a challenge because nothing comes easy and I learned a lot.
"My body language might not tell you a real story all the time. I was in pain and it is not in my personality to show what I'm going through and gain sympathy. At the end of the day, I'm the one going through that and need to handle it on my own."
Vijay stated that he hopes to be able to pick up a bat again in "a month or two".
|Chiellini: Juve better than 2015 Champions League final loss|
|ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Cummins, Stokes and Bumrah set to star|
|Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charge in Florida|
|Proteas avoid whitewash as Amla reaches another milestone|
|Azarenka hails ´warrior´ Kvitova|
|Strootman signs new five-year Roma deal|
|Solomona faces fitness test ahead of Argentina tour|
|ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Why West Indies´ absence could become the norm|
|Hogenkamp backs renaming of Margaret Court Arena|
|Red card earns Coetzee a five-week ban|
|Nadal begins historic French Open title bid in style|
|Djokovic starts new era with win over Granollers|
|Muguruza must ´earn confidence´ despite 2016 win|
|Pellegrino leaves Alaves after Copa final defeat|
|Bye for now - Hart departs Torino after loan spell|
|BREAKING NEWS: Ter Stegen agrees Barcelona renewal until 2022|
|Bartra feared for his career after Dortmund bus attack|
|Defending champion Muguruza overcomes defiant Schiavone|
|Dortmund confirm knee ligament damage for Reus|
|Calm down - Mendy cools talk of City move with Paris video|
|AC Milan losing patience over Donnarumma|
|Another thriller could help oft-threatened Champions Trophy survive|
|Ferrari foresight puts Vettel in command ahead of Hamilton fightback|
|Lions schedule is essential preparation, says former coach McGeechan|
|Terry eyes Wembley return as a manager|
|Stenson tips Noren for major success|
|Coman pondered Bayern exit|
|Gatland tactics will stifle Lions hopes, says England boss Jones|
|Four fans die after stampede ahead of Honduran final|
|Giro winner Dumoulin revels in unique place in history books|
|Mijatovic magic, Zidane heartache - Real Madrid and Juventus´ 1998 Champions League final|
|Moses is not a cheat - Conte|
|Dillon takes Coca-Cola 600 victory|
|Kershaw struggles but Dodgers still complete sweep of Cubs|
|Maddon not panicking despite Cubs´ form|
|MLS Review: Atlanta too good for New York City, Dallas draw|
|Alonso ´definitely´ wants to return to Indy 500|
|Totti could´ve played for any big club – Ramos hails Roma great|
|World-class Lions ready for New Zealand, says Farrell|
|Wenger: FA Cup win my presentation for new deal|
|I´m crazy about returning to Spain – Nolito eyes City exit|
|Roma defender Emerson suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury|
|Zenit sack Lucescu after missing out on Champions League|
|Kisner holds off Spieth, Rahm to conquer Colonial|
|This was probably my last game for Benfica - Ederson hints at Man City move|
|Empoli relegated as Crotone beat Lazio to secure Serie A survival|
|Lorient 0 Troyes 0 (1-2 agg): Goalless draw sees visitors promoted to Ligue 1|
|Dzeko´s 29 goals claim Serie A Capocannoniere|
|Sato wins crash-filled Indy 500, Alonso retires|
|Contrasting emotions for Kvitova and Kerber on day one in Paris|
|Inter 5 Udinese 2: Perisic stars in crushing victory|
|Ausilio confirms Manchester United interest in Perisic|
|Totti: I´m not ready to say it´s over|
|Alonso suffers cruel retirement in Indy 500|
|Thiem off to a flier at Roland Garros, Haase lies in wait for Nadal|
|Totti is not normal - De Rossi emotional after Roma icon´s farewell|
|Twenty-five seasons, 307 goals, one incredible legacy – the numbers behind Totti´s remarkable career|
|Quintana satisfied with Giro podium, hails deserved winner Dumoulin|
|Sampdoria 2 Napoli 4: Comprehensive win not enough to snatch second place|
|Roma 3 Genoa 2: Perotti seals Champions League berth in dream farewell for Totti|
|Leave him alone! - Montella shrugs off Donnarumma error|
|Scott Dixon escapes injury in spectacular Indy 500 crash|
|England rest Stokes, Woakes and Moeen amid injury worries|
|I didn´t want to leave Real Madrid - Ronaldo|
|Lions 2017: Why Warren Gatland´s men will beat the All Blacks|
|Lions 2017: Why the All Blacks will tame the Lions|
|Record-equalling Noren claims stunning Wentworth win|
|Button given farcical grid penalty that he will never serve|
|England youngsters impress against lacklustre Barbarians|
|Lions rampant despite Coetzee red card|