Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has returned home after suffering a serious knee injury, which has ruled him out of all the remaining matches of the IPL 2021. Furthermore, he is also likely to miss out on most part of the domestic season of India as his rehabilitation process is expected to take a long time.
“Yes, we got the information that Kuldeep sustained a nasty knee injury during a practice session in UAE. Apparently while fielding, he twisted his knee and it was really bad at that point.
“There was no chance that he could have taken any further part and was sent back to India,” a senior BCCI official tracking developments of IPL teams told PTI on condition of anonymity.
Recently, reports of his surgery in Mumbai also surfaced and with the fresh blow to his injury, it is going to take him somewhere between our to six months before he can make his return.
“Knee injuries are generally bad. It’s a very long process from starting to work and then getting strength back through intense physiotherapy sessions at the NCA, followed by light intensity training and finally starting with net sessions.
“It can’t be said with certainty that Kuldeep will be match ready by the time Ranji Trophy ends,” another IPL source in the know of the developments said.
KKR did not give Kuldeep Yadav a chance in a single match this season. The left-arm bowler played only 5 matches in the last season as well. He was not at his best and could take only 1 wicket. Kuldeep Yadav’s IPL form messed up in 2019 when he took just 4 wickets in 9 matches. Also, his economy rate was 9.66.
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