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Indian batter Prithvi Shaw will require at least four months to recover from his knee injury and restart competitive cricket. The 23-year-old suffered the injury while fielding for Northamptonshire in the One-Day Cup fixture against Durham in England. After further scans, Shaw’s seemed more severe than initially anticipated as he consulted a specialist in London.

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Since then, Prithvi Shaw was most likely to miss the two upcoming domestic white-ball tournaments - Syed Mushtaq Ali, from October 16 to November 23 and the Vijay Hazare Trophy, played between November 23 and December 15. Before being injured, the Delhi Capitals star was on fire for Northamptonshire and posted scores of 244 and 125* against Somerset and Durham, respectively. His other two scores were 34 and 26 as he emerged as the leading run-scorer in the tournament league with a tally of 429 runs.

Regarding Shaw’s injury, Indian Express quoted a BBCI official stating that the Mumbai batter suffered a Grade-II tear of the posterior cruciate and started working with Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala. The BCCI official said, “A MRI was done after he got injured and it revealed a Grade-II tear of the posterior cruciate ligament. He was sent to the NCA where we found that there is still swelling in his knee. We have decided to consult Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala in this case. It will take at least four months for him to play competitive cricket again.” 

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Talking about his injury, Shaw stated, “I’m so excited to be heading back to Northamptonshire next summer. Even though it was over quickly, I really enjoyed my time there. It’s a great club to be a part of and I was welcomed by everyone immediately. I can’t wait to get back. My goal is always to help win games for the team and it was so disappointing to get injured and have to leave early this time.”