(Reuters) – Lucknow Supergiants captain KL Rahul said he will undergo surgery on Friday before the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season and India’s World Test match against Australia. Excluded from the final of the championship (WTC). thigh.
The 31-year-old suffered an injury in his final game against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this week, tearing a tendon in his right leg while fielding and having to be pulled off the ground.
He failed to open Lucknow’s innings with a run chase, but came to bat at number 11.
“After careful consideration and consultation with our medical team, we have come to the conclusion that I will be having thigh surgery soon,” Rahul wrote on Instagram.
“My focus is on rehab and recovery over the next few weeks. It’s a difficult decision to make, but I know it’s the right one to ensure a full recovery.
“I will support them (Lucknow) from the sidelines with everyone who watches every game.”
Lucknow are second in the IPL standings with 11 points, one behind leaders Gujarat Titans ahead of the game.
The surgery will also rule Rahul out of the WTC final against Australia at the Oval from 7-11 June. He was named to the team announced last month.
“It’s a real shame that I won’t be able to go to the Oval with Team India next month,” he added. “I will go back to blue and do everything I can to help my country. It has always been my focus and priority.”
Reported by Rohith Nair, Bangalore.Edited by Ken Ferris
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