Prithvi Shaw, after avoiding a major anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injury while playing for Northamptonshire, will be out of action for the next three to four months. The 23-year-old will be missing a chunk of the upcoming Indian domestic season as he recuperates from this massive injury.
The Duleep and Deodhar trophy competitions, which had been suspended for a short time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, served as the pinnacle of the previous domestic season. The Irani Cup, which will commence on October 1 in Rajkot, is set to be the beginning of the next season.
Shaw first saw a surgeon in London for treatment, and he has since gone for treatment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The medical team will continue to evaluate the issue, and surgery is now being considered as a last resort, according to an article from ESPNCricinfo.
When can Prithvi Shaw return to the cricket field?
According to the article, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) authorities would monitor Prithvi Shaw’s growth and make judgements in accordance with it. It is reasonable to conclude that the starting batter has very little chance of recovering in time to prepare for the Syed Mushtaq Ali competition, which is typically played between October and November.
If his recuperation goes smoothly, he could be able to join Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy team. This will be a very long shot for Prithvi Shaw as of now, who would be hoping to get on the field and do what he loves best as soon as possible.
Off-field circumstances have had a significant impact on Prithvi Shaw’s up to this point unpredictable international career. After his initial entrance into the team, Shaw was expected to take over the Indian batting with a storm.
In the longest format, he was one of the opening batters and recorded a century upon his debut. He was, however, benched following the disastrous Adelaide Test in 2020, and since then, he has only appeared once, with the backup team on the Sri Lanka tour
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