Cricbuzz has reported that Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian fast bowler, underwent back surgery in Christchurch, New Zealand and is presently recovering. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rowan Schouten, who works at the Forte Orthopaedics Hospital in Christchurch, performed the surgery.
Schouten has previously treated cricketers such as James Pattinson, Jason Behrendorff, and Jofra Archer. Bumrah recently traveled to New Zealand to have the operation done. There have been several speculations circulating about Bumrah’s injury.
Jasprit Bumrah to miss WTC final and Asia Cup
Jasprit Bumrah is expected to be out of action for another six months due to a persistent back injury. The injury has caused him to miss many significant tournaments. He missed the 2022 Asia Cup and the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Despite attempts to make a comeback earlier this year, the severity of Bumrah’s injury has kept him sidelined. As a result, he will not be able to play in the upcoming 2023 IPL for the Mumbai Indians. Alos, he’ll not be able to represent Team India in the WTC final in June and the 2023 Asia Cup.
While the BCCI has not yet issued an official statement on Bumrah’s injury status, they will undoubtedly hope that their premier fast bowler is fit in time for the 2023 ICC World Cup, scheduled for October-November this year.
Jasprit Bumrah’s absence in international cricket has been long and continuing. His last game was against Australia in September 2022. A stress reaction in his lower back kept him away from the home series against South Africa, while niggles in his back prevented him from making a comeback against Sri Lanka in January this year. The latest news of his back surgery and probable six-month recovery time will further delay his return to cricket, forcing him to miss the upcoming IPL and the World Test Championship final in June.
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