Vivo IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) premier wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been ruled out of the remainder of the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 due to a knee injury and the cricketer has already returned home from UAE.
As per the reports, Yadav has sustained a serious knee injury and is likely to remain out of action for a long period of time. The spinner is almost certain to miss most of the domestic circuit matches as well.
“Yes, we got the information that Kuldeep sustained a nasty knee injury during a practice session in UAE. Apparently while fielding, he twisted his knee and it was really bad at that point. There was no chance that he could have taken any further part and was sent back to India,” the official said according to Times of India.
It has been learnt that the spinner has undergone knee surgery in Mumbai recently and will take anything from four to six months to recuperate and get back to competitive cricket once again.
“Knee injuries are generally bad. It’s a very long process from starting to work and then getting strength back through intense physiotherapy sessions at the NCA, followed by light intensity training and finally starting with net sessions.
“It can’t be said with certainty that Kuldeep will be match ready by the time Ranji Trophy ends,” another source further added.
Yadav is out of India’s international setup as he was sidelined by the selectors for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Moreover, his stint with KKR has not been memorable since 2019. The spinner has wormed the benches on most occasions.