Major injury setback for Shreyas Iyer ahead of IPL 2024? The report makes a big statement

Major injury setback for Shreyas Iyer ahead of IPL 2024?  The report makes a big statement

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Captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders Shreyas Iyer could end up missing the first matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, according to a report from Times of India. The report claimed that the batter’s old back injury flared up again after his 95-run knock for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final against Vidarbha. In 2023, Iyer underwent surgery due to the same injury and the recent development may rule him out of the first matches of IPL 2024. “It doesn’t look good. It’s the same back injury that got worse. He is unlikely to take the field on day five of the Ranji Trophy final. He may miss the first few matches of the IPL,” a source told Times Of India in the report.

The IPL is a crucial tournament for Iyer after he was left out of the BCCI’s central contract list. KKR will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata on March 23 in their first match of the competition.

Iyer suffered back spasms during his 95 and had to be checked twice by the Mumbai team physiotherapist. He also did not take the field for Mumbai on Wednesday and the report claims that it is highly unlikely that he will play another role in the Ranji Trophy final.

Iyer had already complained about the injury during the recently concluded Test series against England.

“During the recent Test series against England at home, he had informed the Indian team management about this injury which was troubling him again,” the source said.

However, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) said he had no fresh injury concerns.

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