India’s woes keep on manifolding and so does for KKR as Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the IPL and also the WTC final due to a back injury that he must undergo as reported by ESPNCricinfo.
Things were already not looking good for the Knights with Shakib Al Hasan pulling out of the tournament and now this is a fresh blow to the Knights, particularly after a salty start to the tournament.
Here is what has happened to Shreyas Iyer as he would take no further part in IPL
As far as the reports of ESPNCricinfo states, Shreyas Iyer will be travelling abroad for a back surgery and is expected to be out of action for at least three months before he can get back in the groove.
With that time scale, he will miss both the IPL and the WTC finale which is slated to be played later in this year at the Oval.
This was a recurrent injury for the KKR captain and that forced him out of the final Test against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy where India managed to share the spoils of the Test after a drab high-scoring affair that spanned on for five staggering days.
When did it all start for Shreyas Iyer and what is the extent of his pain?
Before the injury turned into a hellish nightmare, he faced the pain in the series against Bangladesh too where he was instrumental in that final Test to help India across the line.
As far as reports of ESPNCricinfo go, in both the occasions he suffered lower back pain and swelling too. On closer inspection, it was later revealed that the swelling happened from a bulge in one of the discs in his spine that has impacted a nerve of his.
The nerve runs through his leg which is shooting a tremendous pain in Iyer’s calf that has led to some serious restriction on his mobility. In fact, such has been his condition that he has been given injections to numb the pain in his back.