Shreyas Iyer's Back Injury Flares Up, IPL Participation in Doubt

Shreyas Iyer’s Back Injury Flares Up, IPL Participation in Doubt

Shreyas Iyer’s Back Injury Flares Up, Threatening IPL Participation

Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer’s worst fears have materialized as his back injury has resurfaced during the Ranji Trophy final. The recurring injury, which required surgery last year, now casts doubt on his participation in the initial stage of IPL 2024, where he captains the Kolkata Knight Riders.

During his 95-run knock in the second innings at the Wankhede Stadium, Iyer experienced back spasms and sought treatment from the Mumbai physio twice. On Day Four of the final, he was unable to take the field due to the pain.

Sources close to the situation have revealed that Iyer underwent a scan of his back at a hospital. The results indicate that the same back injury has aggravated, making it unlikely that he will play on Day 5 of the Ranji Trophy final.

“It’s not looking good. It’s the same back injury which has got aggravated. It’s unlikely that he will take the field on Day 5 of the Ranji Trophy final. He is in danger of missing the initial matches of the IPL,” a source told TOI.

Iyer had previously missed two Ranji Trophy matches this season due to back pain. During the recent Test series against England, he informed the Indian team management about the recurring injury. However, after being cleared by the National Cricket Academy’s medical team, the BCCI denied him a central contract due to his absence from Ranji Trophy matches.

The IPL is set to commence on March 22, with KKR playing their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata on March 23. Iyer’s injury is a major concern for KKR, who will be without their captain for the crucial initial matches of the tournament.

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