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Suryakumar Yadav Set To Miss Domestic Season, Might Miss Matches Of IPL Too

Scheduled for a sports hernia operation in Germany, he is set to miss the upcoming T20 series against Afghanistan.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Jan 8, 2024 12:10 IST
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Suryakumar Yadav Set To Miss Domestic Season
Suryakumar Yadav Set To Miss Domestic Season

In a setback for Indian cricket team’s standout batsman, Suryakumar Yadav, unfortunate news surfaces. Scheduled for a sports hernia operation in Germany, he is set to miss the upcoming T20 series against Afghanistan. Additionally, there’s a possibility of his absence from the domestic season and the early matches of the IPL 2024. The diagnosis of a sports hernia has led Yadav to take a break and recuperate at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

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Recent Diagnosis: Resting at the National Cricket Academy

In an update from a BCCI source, Indian cricket team’s star batsman, Suryakumar Yadav, has been diagnosed with a sports hernia. Currently, he is taking the necessary rest at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

Surya’s Upcoming Operation in Germany

Preparations are underway for Yadav’s journey to Germany in the next two to three days to undergo the necessary operation. Unfortunately, this implies that he will not be able to represent Mumbai in the upcoming Ranji Trophy, and there’s a likelihood of missing the initial matches of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

Echoes of KL Rahul’s Similar Experience: Operation in Germany in 2022

Drawing parallels with another Indian cricketer, KL Rahul, who faced a sports hernia in mid-2022, underwent an operation in Germany in July of the same year. Rahul’s recovery period extended beyond the IPL due to the injury, highlighting the challenges associated with this ailment.

Prioritizing T20 World Cup: Suryakumar Given Time to Recover

Considering the T20 World Cup scheduled for June, the BCCI plans to afford Suryakumar Yadav ample time for a complete recovery. His role is deemed crucial for India’s prospects in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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Understanding Sports Hernia: Beyond the Name

Exploring the medical aspect, a sports hernia involves a tear or sprain in the muscle, ligament, or tendon in the groin or lower abdominal area. Contrary to its name, it does not actually involve a hernia. Medical sources prefer the term “athletic pubalgia,” but it is commonly known as sportsman’s hernia or Gilmore’s groin.

Sports Hernia and its Association with Rigorous Sports

According to health and fitness guide website WebMD, sports hernias are more common in vigorous sports such as football, cricket, wrestling, and ice hockey. The rotational movements in these sports, combined with a stationary lower body, can lead to tears in the soft tissues of the waist or lower abdomen.

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Injury History: Ankle Injury in Last T20 Match in Johannesburg

Suryakumar Yadav’s current health challenges add to his injury history, including an ankle injury suffered during the last T20 match in Johannesburg. As he prepares for the upcoming operation and recovery, the cricket fraternity watches closely, hoping for a swift return to the field.

First published on: Jan 08, 2024 11:43 AM IST

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