On Friday, Middlesex Cricket confirmed that the Indian pacer, Umesh Yadav will not be returning to London to finish the County Championship season with the club due to an ongoing injury to his quad muscle. With two red-ball matches remaining in the season, away to Leicestershire next week and away to Worcestershire the following week, Middlesex was expecting Umesh will be returning to the Club to play a part in the push for promotion to the top flight of the Championship structure.
Umesh Yadav sustained the injury while playing in Middlesex’s last home Royal London Cup match of the season against Gloucestershire at Radlett and saw the Indian fast bowler forced to leave the field of play and ruled out the club’s final Group A match away to Sussex in Hove.
After sustaining the injury, the right arm pacer traveled back to India for an assessment with the BCCI’s medical team, where he has already commenced his rehabilitation on the injury whilst beginning a back-to-bowling program under the watchful eye of the Indian national medical team.
Confirming the same, Head of Men’s Performance Cricket in Middlesex, Alan Coleman said, “We are naturally disappointed that Umesh will not be returning to the Club for the final two matches of the season. However, throughout his recovery process, we have been in close contact with the BCCI’s medical team, and completely agree with their assessment that a precautionary approach to his return to action is sensible.”
🗞️ | ONGOING INJURY RULES OUT YADAV RETURN
We regret to announce that Umesh Yadav's planned return to Middlesex for the final two games of the season has been ruled out due to him still recovering from a thigh injury.
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He further added, “Umesh fit in brilliantly with the squad when he joined us earlier this year and played with great passion and commitment throughout his time with us. He gave one hundred percent at all times and completely bought into everything we are trying to achieve as a squad.”
Alan Coleman said, “The quality and experience he brought to the unit were clear to see, and the younger players in our squad will have benefitted from having such a high-quality international player alongside them. “We wish him well for his recovery, thank him for all he did for Middlesex when he was with us, and have certainly not ruled out the possibility of Umesh returning to Middlesex again at some point in the future.”