India’s key pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out for a minimum period of two months due to his injury. however, he is set to travel to the United Kingdom to seek opinion on his lower back stress fracture from multiple specialists. This is going to be his major injury break in his three and half year international career. Umesh Yadav has replaced him in the upcoming Test series against South Africa.
“The BCCI is sending Bumrah to London for further treatment on his stress fracture. The NCA head physiotherapist Ashish Kaushik will be accompanying him. The BCCI has fixed appointments with three different specialists to get multiple opinions,” a senior official of BCCI told PTI.
The BCCI official further shared that Bumrah’s next course of action will be decided on doctor’s opinion.
“Bumrah is expected to leave on October 6th or 7th and would be there in the UK for about a week. As per the opinion of the three doctors, the next course of action will be decided upon. We have taken appointments from the best in the business when it comes to stress fractures,” the official further added.
Recently, former India speedster Ashish Nehra said to PTI that although there is no relation between Bumrah’s bowling action and injury, it is difficult to set a time-frame for his return as the recovery period “can vary” from player to player.
“It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don’t have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready,” Nehra expressed.
The absence of Jasprit Bumrah will be a big loss for India in the upcoming World Test Championship matches where they will take on both South Africa and Bangladesh. He has been India’s key bowler for the past two years across formats. He has taken 62 wickets in 12 Tests and 103 ODI wickets in 58 ODIs and 51 T20I wickets in 42 games.
However, it is expected that the speedstar would take the field during India’s World T20 campaign in Australia next year.