The Left-arm-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has suffered a severe knee injury and will most likely miss the entire domestic season due to that. Also, it has been revealed that he has returned to India in the middle of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 UAE leg.
Kuldeep Yadav who is part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), is expected to go through a long rehabilitation process before returning to the field. It was told that during a practice session with KKR he twisted his knee which resulted in him sustaining the injury.
“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.
It Can’t Be Said With Certainty That Kuldeep Yadav Will Be Match Ready By The Time Ranji Trophy Ends – Source
It has been told that recently the chinaman has undergone surgery in Mumbai and it will take at least 4 months for him to make a comeback in cricket as Knee injuries generally take a longer time to heal. A source also told that Kuldeep Yadav might be fit just after Ranji Trophy ends.
“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 privy to the developments said.
Notably, the spinner recently uploaded a photo on social media platform Twitter with KKR head coach Brendon McCullum, who is celebrating his birthday on Monday. It is believed that photos are old and Kuldeep is already in India.
“That’s obviously an old photograph. Kuldeep has come back to India. If I am not wrong, he is already done with his surgery,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav has been out of India’s scheme of things for a long time now, he recently participated in the India tour of the Sri Lanka limited-overs series and had a decent outcome. However, that was not enough for him to register his slot in India’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad.