Suryakumar Yadav Faces Setback: Hernia Surgery to Sideline Him for IPL and T20I Series
By CricShots - Jan 8, 2024 12:23 pm
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India’s dynamic white-ball cricketer and T20I sensation, Suryakumar Yadav, faces a setback as he is set to miss the upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan due to an ankle injury. Unfortunately, this injury will also sideline him for the entire domestic season and possibly the initial phase of the IPL, as he is scheduled to undergo surgery for a sports hernia in Germany.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav suffered an injury

The diagnosis of a sports hernia has left Yadav on the road to recovery at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Soon, he will be flying to Munich for the necessary surgery. This development rules him out of contention for representing Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, and there are concerns about his availability for the initial matches of the IPL with the Mumbai Indians.

According to an insider from the BCCI, “SKY was recently diagnosed with sports hernia. He is currently recuperating at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. In two-three days, he will fly for Munich, Germany, to get operated for it. It means that he certainly won’t be playing for Mumbai this season in the Ranji Trophy and is likely to miss the initial games for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.”

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Sports hernias, characterized by muscle, ligament, or tendon tears in the groin or lower abdomen, often afflict athletes engaged in high-intensity sports like soccer and football. The injury typically results from pelvis twisting with planted feet.


This is not the first instance of a prominent Indian cricketer seeking treatment for a sports hernia in Germany, as KL Rahul, the star wicketkeeper-batsman, underwent a similar surgery in 2022. Despite this setback, there is optimism among Indian cricket enthusiasts regarding Suryakumar Yadav’s recovery and his potential contributions in future tournaments.

With an eye on the T20 World Cup scheduled for June, there is a commitment to providing Yadav ample time for a thorough recovery, recognizing his importance to India’s prospects in the tournament.

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Yadav had initially suffered an ankle injury during the final T20I against South Africa in Johannesburg. While his absence is felt, fans are hopeful for his swift return, raising questions about his potential participation in the IPL 2024. Only time will tell if the dynamic cricketer can overcome these challenges and make a strong comeback.