Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul has been ruled out of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League. Further information state that Rahul has already left the LSG camp and has been in Mumbai for scans since May 3, under the supervision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken over his case.
The results of the scans will determine if Rahul will play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in London early next month. The National Cricket Academy (NCA) team has been observing his treatment. But NCA has not informed Rahul and the team management as of Thursday night. Further reports add that the signs aren't exactly optimistic and Rahul is set to be also out of the WTC final.
Talking about KL Rahul's injury, the LSG captain got hurt at the end of the second over, when RCB skipper Faf du Plessis found a gap towards the offside and Rahul made a sprint in an attempt to stop . But as he neared the ball, the India international expressed visible pain and went down holding on to his right leg. As Rahul was down on the ground LSG support staff brought out a stretcher, but fortunately, he managed to walk off the ground on the shoulders of his teammates.
Addressing this incident, the LSG stand-in captain Krunal Pandya that Rahul had then injured his hip flexor and the medical examining his injury. While speaking in the post-match interview, Pandya said, "We did pretty well, restricting them to 126 was a great bowling effort. Really happy with how we have bowled in this tournament. We would have taken 126 but batting-wise we did not execute our plans. It is such a sad thing he pulled his hip flexor. I don't know how bad it is, the medical team will assess it."