Prithvi Shaw
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Last Update on: August 22nd, 2023 at 11:00 pm

According to the latest reports, the result of Prithvi Shaw’s scans has revealed that he will not have to undergo surgery to recover as he has a Grade 2 Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injury.

Prithvi Shaw was having a terrific stint with Northamptonshire in the One-Day Cup competition in England before he suffered a knee injury while fielding against Durham and got ruled out of the season.

He was sensational with the bat in the four innings he played for the side as he registered scores of 34, 26, 244, and 125*. He was also the highest run-getter after 4 games with 429 runs in his bag.

A source close to Prithvi Shaw, who is undergoing treatment in the UK, revealed that the batter is expected to return to cricket soon as he doesn’t require any surgery.

“The result of the scans has revealed that it’s a Grade 2 PCL injury. Grade 2 is not that encouraging but still better than Grade 3. Things were initially not looking good for Prithvi but Grade 2 injury and no need of surgery means he should be back on the field soon,” said a source close to the cricketer, as quoted by CricketNext News18.

Prithvi Shaw will be there in the UK for some time at least – Source

The same source further revealed that the 23-year-old batter will be staying back in the United Kingdom for a while.

“Initially, we thought he could return to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) or home in Mumbai but he will be there in the UK for some time at least,” added the same source.

Last week, Cricbuzz reported that Prithvi Shaw is likely to miss India’s upcoming domestic season as he is expected to be out of action for at least two months. The batter may miss Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and is doubtful for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

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Prithvi Shaw last represented India in July 2021 at the international level. Since then he was out of the scheme of things before being picked in the squad for the home T20Is against New Zealand in February 2023. However, he didn’t get an opportunity to play and went through a lean patch in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 following which he was again dropped from the team.

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