Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), the defending champions – Chennai Super Kings – confirmed on Monday.
Jadhav left the field, during the second innings of Sunday’s game against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, with physio Tommy Simsek after he hurt his shoulder. The incident occurred in the 14th over when Jadhav dived to his left to stop an overthrow from Ravindra Jadeja.
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming also hinted against Jadhav’s further participation in the tournament, at the post-match press conference.
Fleming had said that Jadhav’s focus would now shift to the World Cup as he wouldn’t be playing any more games in the IPL.
“Kedar is getting an X-ray and a scan tomorrow. We’re hopeful for him. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us. So now his attention will turn to what it looks like for the World Cup. He’s in some discomfort but we just need to be accurate with our assessments tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it’s nothing too serious,” Fleming had said on Sunday.
On Monday, CSK confirmed about Jadhav’s injury through a social media post.
“The Lion that will be sitting it out for the rest of the season. Wishing our Kedar a super speedy recovery from the sustained shoulder injury! The Pride will miss you,” CSK posted.
The Lion that will be sitting it out for the rest of the season. Wishing our Kedar a super speedy recovery from the sustained shoulder injury! The Pride will miss you. #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/3wnYKzTYoz
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) May 6, 2019
Jadhav has been prone to injuries in the past. The CSK batsman was ruled out of IPL 2018 after playing just one match due to a hamstring injury.
Kedar had a disappointing season with CSK in IPL 2019. He managed just 162 runs in 12 innings. More importantly, Jadhav did not bowl throughout the season.
According to IANS, he should be fit in two weeks time.
“He has an impact injury and it is always better to be safe than sorry. More than dislocation it looks like a grade one trauma injury. You cannot rule out a mild subluxation either. But he should be fine in two weeks.
“He will not be playing in the playoffs as he needs to be fit when the Indian team leaves for the World Cup,” a CSK official was quoted as saying.