Injured Prithvi Shaw ruled out of practice games in New Zealand

A call on Shaw's participation in the one-day and four-day matches, for India A, in New Zealand will be taken at a later stage, said a BCCI release.

Prithvi is currently under rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

 

India international Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of India A’s two upcoming practice games in New Zealand. The batsman suffered from rotator cuff and labrum injury to his left shoulder while fielding in the Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Karnataka last week.

A call on his participation in the one-day and four-day matches in New Zealand will be taken at a later stage, said a BCCI release.

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Prithvi is currently under rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

How the injury happened

Shaw fell on his left shoulder while attempting to stop an over-throw in the last session on the opening day's play. He didn't take the field ever since, with Mumbai being left with a batsman short for the rest of the game.

An MRI scan was conducted on Shaw’s shoulder, with the results confirming a tear.

He was supposed leave for New Zealand on January 10 for the India A tour.

However, it was confirmed to Sportstar that Shaw has been ruled out of the limited overs’ leg for sure and will not travel with the India A squad to Christchurch on January 11.

The BCCI medical panel is hoping for Shaw to recover just in time for the two four-day games against New Zealand A, starting January 29. His replacement for the limited overs’ leg is yet to be announced.

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