Reece Topley was off to a fiery start for RCB as he bagged the huge wicket of Cameron Green in the IPL opener and then followed it up with some electric fielding, saving crucial runs for the Challengers. However, in one of those efforts, while he was trying to cut short a boundary which he was successful in, he rolled over his shoulder and after initial inspection it felt that he had hurt it bad.
Speaking on the official Youtube channel of RCB, Mike Hesson shared a crucial update on Topley’s injury and what can be RCB’s next step in finding the right fit for the shoes of Topley, in case if he tends to withdraw for a handful of matches.
Here is what Mike Hesson had to say about Reece Topley
Hesson said, “Unfortunately his knee dug into the ground and he landed on his shoulder and dislocated it. It was lucky enough (for us) that the doctors were able to pop it back in.”
He further added, “He is off to have a scan at the moment. We hope that the initial reports come back nicely and Reece can join us. (But) if not then we will have to see what happens, but hopefully he is alright.”
The kind of choppy waters that RCB finds themselves in due to injury concerns
In the absence of Josh Hazlewood whose joining the camp is uncertain after copping a serious blow in his Achilles tendon. Albeit rumours stating that he will return for the second half, RCB will need a fast bowler who can get the job done for them. Wanindu Hasaranga won’t be present for the first few matches, thereby intensifying the frown on the faces of RCB.
Going by Topley’s international display, he has played in 22 ODIs and has pretty decent numbers. During his storm against India, he proved to be quite a bane against Virat Kohli as he houses a pretty decent seam that moves both sides.