KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, likely won't play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) again after suffering a significant thigh injury during the team's most recent match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Also in Cricket)
The PTI can also reveal that Jaydev Unadkat, a seasoned bowler, has been ruled out of the IPL due to a significant shoulder ailment.
It is reported that the BCCI Sports Science & Medical Team would have to work quickly to make senior wicketkeeper Rahul fit for the World Test Championship final, which will be held in London from June 7 to 11.
While rushing to the boundary in response to a Faf du Plessis cover drive off a Marcus Stoinis pitch, Rahul hurt his right thigh.
KL is now in Lucknow with the squad, but on Thursday he will depart after viewing the match against CSK on Wednesday. His scans will be performed in Mumbai at the hospital that has been approved by the BCCI. The BCCI will handle both his and Jaydev's cases, according to a senior BCCI source who spoke to PTI on the condition of anonymity.
The insider also verified that there have been no scans performed to yet.
“There is a significant amount of pain and swelling in and around the region when someone receives an injury like this. Only once the edoema has subsided for 24 to 48 hours may you do the scan.
“Since he is an important member of the Test team, it would only be prudent that he doesn't take any further part in the IPL,” he said.
The source said that the BCCI medical staff will choose the best course of action when the scans determined the extent of the damage.
It is apparent that things aren't looking well right now even for Unadkat.
Despite the fact that Jaydev's shoulder isn't dislocated, he can no longer participate in the IPL for this season since it isn't in good enough condition. Additionally, we are unable to predict whether he will recover in time for the WTC final.