LSG vs RCB, IPL 2023: KL Rahul leaves field after suffering injury
Senior Team India wicketkeeper-batter and Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul sustained an injury on his right thigh during an IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday.
Rahul limped off the field with the help of team physio and a teammate, who was in the reserve. He was finding it difficult to walk and laid on the ground writhing in pain for quite some time, after what seemed like a pulled thigh muscle while chasing the ball racing to the boundary.
He first held his right thigh and limped before collapsing onto the ground.
The injury happened off the last ball of the second over when Faf du Plessis punched a Marcus Stoinis delivery through the extra cover region and Rahul sprinted to save an imminent boundary.
The extent of the injury is yet to be ascertained and it remains to be seen if the LSG skipper is in a position to bat when his team comes out to chase.
If it is a muscle tear and not a pull, his participation in the World Test Championship final, where he is a wicket-keeping option, could be in jeopardy.
Rahul though came out to bat at the very end of his side’s failed chase, but couldn’t contribute as he remained not out on 0, having faced 3 balls.
LSG pacer Jaydev Undakat too suffered an unfortunate injury, after he took a tumble during a nets session on the eve of the RCB game.
The left-arm quick was seen in pain after landing on his left shoulder, with the physio in close attendance.