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KL Rahul to miss IPL 2017 due to shoulder injury: Report

KL Rahul, down with a shoulder injury, will be out of action for five weeks and may even opt for surgery, according to a report. Rahul is one of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) batting mainstays in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.

ipl 2017 Updated: Mar 31, 2017 10:54 IST
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Hindustan Times
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KL Rahul will miss the action for Royal Challenger Bangalore at the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a report.(Hindustan Times)

KL Rahul is most likely to miss the upcoming 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a shoulder injury, according to a report. He suffered the injury during the recently concluded India-Australia Border-Gavaskar Trophy and may be out for five weeks.

He might also travel to London for surgery, a report in ESPNCricinfo added. Rahul suffered the injury during the first India-Australia Test in Pune, and had said during the rest of the series how it prevented him from playing several strokes.

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Rahul’s injury comes after Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli also hinted that he might be out for ‘few weeks’ due to a shoulder injury he suffered during the third Test in Ranchi.

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The IPL 2017 is starting on April 5, with a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rahul has been one of the most in-form batsmen for India, scoring six half-centuries in the four-Test series against Australia.

First Published: Mar 31, 2017 10:29 IST