Knee damage leaves Kane Williamson’s IPL 2023 for Gujarat Titans hanging within the steadiness | Cricket Information – Occasions of India

Kane Williamson suffered a proper knee damage throughout Gujarat Titan’s opening win of IPL 2023 in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings on Friday, and it has put his additional participation within the season underneath a cloud.
New Zealand captain Williamson harm his knee in a fall whereas fielding within the opening match of the event after which limped off the sphere within the thirteenth over of CSK innings.
Williamson, who was making his Gujarat Titans debut, intercepted a ball headed for a attainable six off CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad’s bat.

He managed to palm the ball into the sphere of play earlier than it bounced onto the boundary ropes. However he fell awkwardly on the bottom and clutched his proper knee in ache.
The extent of his damage just isn’t but recognized, however it did not look good.
He was taken off after receiving on-field remedy and didn’t come again to ba with B Sai Sudharsan coming in instead fielder first and later he took Williamson’s place within the Titans’ enjoying XI underneath the Impression Participant rule.
Titans captain Hardik Pandya had stated on the post-match press convention that he didn’t understand how critical was the damage.

“It is knee (injury) for sure but I don’t have any update about what exactly has happened. I don’t know how serious the injury is and how much time it will take (to heal). Right now there is no time frame,” Pandya stated.
“I had just messaged him. He (Williamson) has gone for the scans, once he comes back after the scans and doctors check (on him), then only we will be able to know what exactly it is.”
In Auckland, New Zealand head coach Gary Stead stated Williamson’s damage was a giant blow to the nationwide staff.
“Our first thoughts are obviously with him, we’re not sure at this stage of the severity of the injury. He’s being assessed in the next 24-48 hours, so we will know more after that,” said Stead, who had spoken to Williamson since the incident and found him in “OK” spirits.


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“All we all know at this stage is it is his proper knee. Sadly I can not offer you far more than that now till we discover out extra info,” Stead was quoted as saying by
“It isn’t good to see anybody, not to mention your captain of your white ball staff, being injured. It is a massive blow for him, and it is a massive blow for us.”
Williamson’s previous stint in the cash-rich league was for Sunrisers Hyderabad, having captained the side for major part of his stay there since 2015.

(With company inputs)

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