KL Rahul starts walking without crutches, rehab from next week
Good News for Team India fans as KL Rahul starts walking without crutches and will go through rehab from next week. KL to mark his return for ICC World Cup 2023
In a piece of very great news for Team India, ace batter KL Rahul has started walking without crutches after his surgery in London. The Lucknow Super Giants skipper is expected to begin his rehabilitation from the 2nd week of June. This comes at the apt time for Men in Blue as KL Rahul is one of the sure-shot starter in the ICC World Cup 2023.
Along with his wife Athiya Shetty, the injured India star was seen walking while using crutches, last time he was spotted in public. A few days after having surgery for a recent injury to his right thigh sustained during an IPL 2023 game, KL Rahul posted images of himself using crutches. The Lucknow Super Giants’ captain suffered an injury during a match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
KL Rahul missed out on WTC 2023 Final vs Australia
Due to this surgery, KL Rahul was forced to miss out on World Test Championship Final 2023 (WTC Final 2023) vs Australia in Oval. The one-off Test will start from June 7.
Notably, KL has admitted how challenging the decision to get surgery was.
“Absolutely gutted that I won’t be at the Oval next month with Team India. I’ll do everything I can to get back in the blue and help my country. That has always been my focus and priority. After careful consideration and consultation with the medical team, it’s been concluded that I’ll be undergoing surgery on my thigh shortly. My focus will be on my rehabilitation and recovery in the coming weeks. It’s a tough call to make, but I know it’s the right one to ensure a full recovery,” the 31-year-old stated on social media.
The BCCI selected Ishan Kishan as Rahul’s replacement in the WTC championship match, along with reserves Yashaswi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, and Mukesh Kumar.
KL will also miss out on Asia Cup 2023 and will be hoping to mark his return in ODI WC in India.
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