Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman KL Rahul will miss IPL 2017 with a shoulder injury he sustained during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. According to a source from within the team, he will soon be travelling to London to undergo surgery.
During the second Test in Bengaluru, when he made two match-winning fifties, Rahul spoke about how the injury restricted him from playing extravagant strokes.
Rahul is Royal Challengers’ second major injury setback after captain Virat Kohli had also been ruled out for at least a “few weeks” at the start of the IPL. He was the team’s third-highest run-getter in the last IPL, behind only Kohli and AB de Viliers, with a tally of 397 from 12 innings.