IPL: World Cup-bound Kedar Jadhav hurts shoulder, could miss remainder of league

Jadhav hurt his shoulder during a diving effort near the ropes in the match against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.

CSK all-rounder Kedar Jadhav's injury might rule him out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League. (FILE IMAGE)   -  B. Jothi Ramalingam

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who hurt his left shoulder while diving to save an overthrow in the 14th over against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, on Sunday, is likely to miss the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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CSK head coach Stephen Fleming later, in his post match press conference, said, "Kedar Jadhav's getting an x-ray and a scan tomorrow. I don't think we'll see him again in this tournament for us. He's in some discomfort. Fingers crossed that it is nothing too serious but it didn't look that good."

Injuries have continued to haunt the 34-year-old. He was down with a hamstring strain, suffered while batting during India’s successful chase in the final of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh last year.

Earlier, Jadhav, who has been a regular in India’s ODI team, had suffered a grade 2 hamstring tear in the opening game of the 2018 IPL and was ruled out for the entire season and India’s subsequent tour of Ireland and England.

Jadhav is a member of the 15-man squad which will travel to England and Wales later this month for the World Cup.