At first glance, KL Rahul’s injury looks very bad, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken full control of his case. Sources from the BCCI and the Lucknow Super Giants told Cricadda that the BCCI, or more accurately the medical team at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, will decide whether or not he can play again.
The LSG leader is still in Lucknow, where the team will play Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday afternoon, but he won’t be playing in the game. Krunal Pandya will lead the team against CSK because Rahul hurt his hamstring while running after the ball during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s game on Monday night.
Since Rahul is a paid player, it makes sense that the BCCI and NCA took over the case. Also, he is in the team for the World Test Championship (WTC) final next month, which is why the BCCI and NCA medical team stepped in right away. From now on, Rahul and LSG will follow what the NCA says, franchise sources have said.
Rahul is still in pain and has more swelling, Cricadda has heard. The NCA and BCCI medical teams will scan Rahul or are in the process of doing so. The severity of Rahul’s injury will be known after the scan results are in. As things stand, he will definitely miss a few games, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he missed most of LSG’s final games.
They still have five league games left, and if they make it to the final, they could have up to three more. Rahul’s ability to play in any of those games depends on how well he gets better, but hamstring problems often take longer to heal than people expect.
After the injury, Rahul, who usually bats first for his team, came up as LSG’s No. 11 hitter and didn’t score a single run. He was hit by three balls, but he did not run. During his short time at the crease, it was clear that he was in pain. A spokeswoman for LSG said that the team will know more about Rahul’s injury on Wednesday.