Indian premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will travel to the United Kingdom for further treatment on his lower back stress fracture, a BCCI official revealed on Monday.
Bumrah will out of action for a minimum period of two months starting from the Freedom Test series till the end of India vs. Bangladesh series. It would be his first significant injury break in his three and half year international career.
“The BCCI is sending Bumrah to London for further treatment on his stress fracture. The NCA head physiotherapist Ashish Kaushik will be accompanying him. The BCCI has fixed appointments with three different specialists to get multiple opinions,” a senior Board functionary told PTI.
“Bumrah is expected to leave on October 6th or 7th and would be there in the UK for about a week. As per the opinion of the three doctors, the next course of action will be decided upon. We have taken appointments from the best in the business when it comes to stress fractures,” the official added.
Recently, former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra told PTI that in case of stress fracture it is difficult to set a time-frame for comebacks as it ‘can vary’ from player to player.
“It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months, and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don’t have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready,” Nehra said on Sunday.
Bumrah’s absence will be a big miss for Team India in the upcoming ICC World Test Championship matches as they aim to gain full points against South Africa and Bangladesh.
Umesh Yadav has replaced Bumrah in the squad for the South Africa Tests.