Shreyas Iyer likely to be ruled out of cricket for 3 months

The right-handed Iyer, who returned to the Indian team for the four-Test series against Australia after recovering from a back injury, complained of similar problems during the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad.

As a result, Iyer was taken for scans by the BCCI’s medical team, with the message that the batsman was being monitored relayed. Iyer did not bat in India’s lone innings in Ahmedabad, where they finished with a strong 571, aided by Virat Kohli’s 186.

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T Dilip, India’s fielding coach, confirmed on Wednesday that middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia, which begins on Friday, due to a recurrence of a lower-back injury. He will most likely miss the IPL 2023 because he is undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA.

According to Cricbuzz, the initial scan results were negative, and he was immediately withdrawn from further participation in the Ahmedabad Test. When Iyer returned to his hometown of Mumbai, he sought the advice of spine specialist Abhay Nene, who works at Bombay and Lilavati hospitals in the city.

Nene is thought to have advised Iyer to follow the standard procedure in such situations – rest and rehab. He was told to return in 10 days, and Iyer may find out about his immediate and long-term future in the coming days. Dr Nene did not respond to Cricbuzz’s messages.