KL Rahul
Lucknow Super Giants' KL Rahul gestures during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on April 22, 2023. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)

KL Rahul ruled out of IPL 2023 with knee injury

KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, is expected to miss the current IPL 2023 season, according to a report in PTI. Rahul will be at the game between Lucknow and the Chennai Super Kings, but he will fly out to Mumbai on Thursday to get scans for his injured thigh.

While rushing behind the ball during Monday’s loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Ekana Stadium, the 31-year-old suffered an injury to his right leg.

Rahul is currently in a “race against time” to get fit enough for the World Test Championship final, which will be played against Australia at the Oval in London from June 7–11. Pacer Jaydev Unadkat will also miss the rest of the season, according to the PTI report.

“KL is currently with the team in Lucknow but he is leaving the camp on Thursday after watching the game against CSK on Wednesday. His scans will be done in Mumbai at the BCCI-designated medical facility. His case as well as Jaydev’s case will be handled by BCCI,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI.

The source also confirmed that no scans has been done till now.

“When someone sustains an injury like this, there is a considerable amount of pain and swelling that is there in and around the area. The swelling takes around 24 to 48 hours to heal and only after that can you perform the scan.”

“Since he is an important member of Test team, it would only be prudent that he doesn’t take any further part in IPL,” he further added.

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