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Rediff.com  » Cricket » K L Rahul to undergo surgery; miss IPL 2023, WTC Final

K L Rahul to undergo surgery; miss IPL 2023, WTC Final

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Last updated on: May 05, 2023 16:51 IST
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IMAGE: Lucknow Super Giants skipper K L Rahul sustained a serious thigh injury during his team's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Photograph: K L Rahul/Instagram

Lucknow Super Giants captain K L Rahul has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2023 and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia next month after he said he will undergo surgery for his thigh injury.

 

"After careful consideration and consultation with the medical team, it's been concluded that I'll be undergoing a surgery on my thigh shortly. My focus will be on my rehabilitation and recovery in the coming weeks. It's a tough call to make, but I know it's the right one to ensure a full recovery," Rahul said on Instagram.

As the team captain, it pains me deeply not to be able to be there during this crucial period. But, I'm confident that the boys will rise to the occasion and give their best performance as always. I'll be cheering for them from the sidelines with all of you, watching every game. @lucknowsupergiants

Absolutely gutted that I won't be at the Oval next month with Team India. I'll do everything I can to get back in blue and help my country. That has always been my focus and priority. @indiancricketteam."

Lucknow Super Giants skipper Rahul sustained a serious thigh injury during his team's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this week. He injured his right thigh while sprinting towards boundary to a Faf du Plessis cover drive off Marcus Stoinis' bowling.

"The last few days have been really hard, but I'm determined to come out on top. Injuries are never easy, but I'll give it my all as always. Thank you for all the support and good wishes," said the Karnataka right-hander.

LSG, who are second in the standings in IPL 2023 with 11 points, confirmed that Rahul is set for a lengthy lay-off following the surgery.

"Following the injury to Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul in the game against RCB, further tests and scans have unfortunately confirmed a significant tear to his tendon which will require surgery." said LSG in a statement.

"We are continuing to provide all possible support to KL at this difficult time and are working with him to ensure the best care on his road to recovery. However, the extent of the injury means that he is set for a lengthy layoff, which will include the remainder of this IPL season."

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