The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given a worrying update on Umesh Yadav’s injury. The right-arm pacer hobbled off the field after seemingly injuring his knee during the third day of the ongoing second Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Monday.
Umesh Yadav started well with the ball and was looking in fine rhythm. He gave India the first breakthrough by dismissing opener Joe Burns with a fine delivery before suffering the injury and eventually walking off the field in the middle of his fourth over. He hurt his knee as he wobbled after completing the run-up in the 8th over.
Right after delivering the third ball of the over, Umesh Yadav limped over on completing his follow-through and looked to be in a lot of pain. He called for the physio straightaway and after receiving some treatment walked off the field. Mohammed Siraj then completed the remaining deliveries of the eighth over.
The BCCI has now delivered an update on the injury, revealing that the pacer did not have an issue with the knee but instead complained of pain in his calf. The board also confirmed that the pacer was being taken for scans to know the extent of the injury.
“Umesh Yadav complained of pain in his calf while bowling his 4th over and was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He is being taken for scans now,” the BCCI wrote on Twitter.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 28, 2020
India will be hoping that the injury is not serious as they are already without their star pacers Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. Sharma is sidelined because of the injury he had sustained in IPL while Shami was recently ruled out of the series due to a fractured wrist. Shami had coped a painful blow on his hand while batting in the first Test of the ongoing series.
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