Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer is likely to miss the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia at Lord’s due to a back injury he sustained during the fourth Test against Australia in Narendra Modi Stadium.
Iyer, who was fielding during the match, suffered a lower back injury. He was immediately taken off the field and subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the match. The extent of the injury was later revealed to be significant, and the player has been advised a significant period of rest and rehabilitation.
The injury comes as a huge blow for Iyer, who has been a consistent performer for the Indian cricket team across formats. His absence will also be felt by the Indian team in the WTC final, as he was expected to play a crucial role in the middle-order.
Iyer’s injury highlights the importance of player fitness and the need for proper management of workload. With the constant demands of modern-day cricket, injuries have become a common occurrence, and it is crucial for players to take adequate rest and rehabilitation to avoid exacerbating existing injuries.