BCCI Updates about the Injury of Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a troubling report on the injury suffered by Umesh Yadav. The right-hand pacer hobbled off the field after claiming to have strained his knee; on the third day of the ongoing second test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Monday.

Umesh Yadav got off to a good start with the ball and looked in perfect rhythm. He provided India the first breakthrough by dismissing opener Joe Burns with a fine delivery before sustaining the injury; and finally leaving the field in the middle of his fourth over. He injured his knee when he wobbled after finishing the run-up in the 8th position.

Right after throwing the third ball of the over, Umesh Yadav limped over to finish his follow-up; and looked like he was in a lot of pain. He called for the physio right away, and after getting some medication, he walked out of the field. Mohammed Siraj then finished the remaining deliveries on the 8th.

An update on the injury by BCCI

The BCCI has now sent an update on the incident, confirming that the pacer did not have a knee problem, but instead complained of pain in his calf. The Board has reported that the pacer was being used for scans to assess the extent of the injuries.

“Umesh Yadav complained of pain in his calf while bowling for the fourth time and was assessed by the BCCI medical team. It’s being scanned now,” wrote the BCCI on Twitter.

India will hope that the injury is not serious, since it is without its star pacemaker Ishan Sharma and Mohammed Shami. Sharma is sidelined due to IPL injury, while Shami has recently been omitted from the series due to a broken wrist. Shami had dealt a painful blow to his hand while beating in the first test of the ongoing series.