In the latest turn of events, Kolkata Knight Rider’s left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has ruled out of IPL 2021 after sustaining a serious knee injury and is likely to miss most of the domestic season.
Kuldeep Yadav has already come back to India with his IPL campaign in the UAE cut short.
“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.
If reports are to be believe, Kuldeep Yadav will go through a long rehabilitation process before making a comeback to competitive cricket. He has undergone surgery in Mumbai and it could take around five to six months before he can make a comeback.
“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.
“That’s obviously an old photograph. Kuldeep has come back in India. If I am not wrong, he is already done with his surgery,” the source said.
Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav travelled with the squad to the UAE and began training. However, he suffered a serious blow during one of the training sessions which ruled him out from competitive cricket for at least a couple of months.