Shreyas Iyer ruled out of India vs England ODI series, doubtful for IPL 2021

Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series between India and England and is doubtful for the IPL 2021.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer of India receives medical attention during the 1st One-Day International match against England at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on Tuesday.   -  SPORTZPICS/BCCI

India batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series and is doubtful for the Indian Premier League after injuring his left shoulder while fielding during the first ODI against England on Tuesday.

An India team spokesperson on Tuesday had revealed that Iyer was diagnosed with partial dislocation and had gone for a scan. Sportstar understands that the scans have confirmed a labrum tear in his left shoulder.

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A labral tear of the shoulder usually takes at least three months to heal. It is understood that the BCCI medical team has advised surgery for Iyer. In that case, he is likely to miss the entire IPL, which begins on April 9. It will be interesting to see if his franchise — Delhi Capitals — adheres to the rehab protocols or tries to convince him to delay the surgery in order to be available at least for the latter half.

Iyer suffered the injury during England’s unsuccessful run chase at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday. In the eighth over of the chase, Iyer dived full length to his left after covering a few metres to stop a full-blooded Jonny Bairstow drive. He saved two runs but was writhing in pain the moment he landed awkwardly on his shoulder.

While Iyer is set to be out of action for a while, Rohit Sharma, who was hit on the elbow while batting, is understood to be ready to take the field for the second ODI on Friday.

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