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K L Rahul has revealed that his chances of playing in the upcoming ICC Champion's Trophy in June are very slim.
We've missed him at the Royal Challengers Banglore this edition of VIVO IPL due to a shoulder surgery he underwent in London. Now the India and RCB opener K L Rahul has revealed that his chances of playing in the upcoming ICC Champion's Trophy in June are very slim.
The 25 year old said, "I will just have to wait and see but the chances are very, very slim. I had torn my labrum (a ring of fibrocartilage). I couldn't get into a few positions because my shoulder kept dislocating – popped out and popped back in. That's why I couldn't play a lot of shots, had to restrict myself. I played with a lot of medication and taping. Surgery was to fix it on the inside."
The Bengaluru-based player has undergone the surgery already and the estimated time for the recovery is 2-3 months. "They said it will take anywhere close to two to three months," he added. "But again, it depends, each body is different, you don't know how the body recovers.
It is totally up to me and how well I take care of myself in the rehab phase. For now, it is just two-three weeks of relaxing and not doing anything and after that maybe I will start physiotherapy and my rehab phase will start from there."
Discussing how he feels about having to miss the Champions Trophy, he shared "It is frustrating for a young man who is new to international cricket – it's been two-and-a-half years now," he said. "I've already been injured twice or thrice. It makes me think about what I am doing wrong. I can't see any reason why I keep getting injured because I am disciplined with my fitness and my diet and I look after my body. Now is the time to see what I can change in training" he added.
The 25-year-old's priority once he is back on the field will be trying to remain fit "To be injury-free is wishful thinking for a sportsman. To be fit and minimize injuries will be my goal once I get back." Rahul concluded.
We wish Rahul a speedy recovery and a return to action at the earliest.