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KL Rahul unlikely to feature in ICC Champions Trophy

INDIA OPENER KL Rahul has divulged that the chances of playing in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy are very slim.

Rahul, who had injured his shoulder during the four match Test series against Australia, has undergone a surgery for the same in London. In an interaction with TOI, the Karnataka-lad said,

“I will just have to wait and see but the chances are very, very slim. I had torn my labrum (a ring of fibrocartilage). I couldn’t get into a few positions because my shoulder kept dislocating – popped out and popped back in. That’s why I couldn’t play a lot of shots, had to restrict myself. I played with a lot of medication and taping. Surgery was to fix it on the inside.”

Rahul, who scored six fifties in seven innings against Aussies, said that the recuperation will take nearly two-three months.

“They said it will take anywhere close to two to three months. But again, it depends, each body is different, you don’t know how the body recovers. It is totally up to me and how I well I take care of myself in the rehab phase. For now, it is just two-three weeks of relaxing and not doing anything and after that maybe I will start physiotherapy and my rehab phase will start from there.”

The 25-year-old also expressed his disappointment on missing international and domestic cricket action. 

“It is frustrating for a young man who is new to international cricket – it’s been two-and-a-half years now. I’ve already been injured twice or thrice. It makes me think about what I am doing wrong. I can’t see any reason why I keep getting injured because I am disciplined with my fitness and my diet and I look after my body. Now is the time to see what I can change in training.”

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