Shaw in doubt for New Zealand series after injuring shoulder

Shaw has been ruled out of Mumbai’s ongoing Ranji Trophy encounter. © Getty

Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of Mumbai’s ongoing Ranji Trophy encounter against Karnataka, and rushed to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru after hurting his shoulder while fielding on the opening day, at the BKC Ground in Mumbai.

The 20-year-old opener hurt his left shoulder while attempting to save an overthrow on Friday (December 3). He underwent an MRI scan later in the evening in the presence of Mumbai’s physio.

“He was struggling to even raise his hand yesterday,” Ajinkya Naik, Mumbai’s team manager, told Cricbuzz on Saturday (January 4). “We sent the scans to NCA last evening and received a response today morning stating that there is a tear in the muscle. Our team doctor wrote a note stating that he isn’t fit to play and was rushed to the NCA.”

He didn’t play a part on the second day, either as a fielder or as a batsman. The injury also puts his participation in India A’s tour of New Zealand, for which the team is set to leave on January 10, in doubt.

The NCA will now assess the exact extent of his injury and decide on how much time it would take for him to recover. “We are expecting to get an idea on the extent of his injury by Monday,” he added.


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