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Injured List of Indian Premier League ( IPL) is growing rapidly

Yesterday new addition of injured player in IPL list as Mumbai Indians Pat Cummins is out of the tournament.  Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League with a back issue. He is suffering from with a “bone oedema in his vertebrae” which translates to a swelling in the joint of the back.

The 24-year-old was purchased by defending champions Mumbai Indians for Rs 5.4 crore from a base price of Rs 2 crore.

Pat Cummins went through a busy international schedule, played 13 consecutive Tests for Australia. He was injured during the fourth Test between Australia and South Africa.

“Pat experienced some back soreness during the fourth Test in South Africa. Follow-up scans have confirmed that he has bone oedema in his vertebrae,” said Australian team physio David Beakley.

“It is important that Pat has time off bowling, to prevent the injury becoming more serious and consequently we have made the decision to rule Pat out of the IPL,” he said.

On Cummins’ return, the physio added, “Pat will now undergo a period of recovery and rehabilitation and we will look to re-scan him in a few weeks to assess the healing.

“Following this we will be in a better position to decide on Pat’s return to play timeline including participation in the limited overs tour of the UK.”

Mumbai were already hit by the withdrawal of another Australian pace bowler, Jason Behrendroff, who was ruled out after suffering a flare-up of his serious back injury. Behrendorff has been bought at January’s player auction for Rs 1.5 crore despite still recovering from his injury.

The others players in the list are Kedar Jadhav (Chennai Super Kings), who suffered a hamstring injury in Chennai’s opening match against Mumbai. Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Dare Devil), left-arm quick Mitchell Starc was earlier ruled with a leg injury (Kolkata Knight Riders) while Nathan Coulter-Nile (Royal Challengers Bangalore) was ruled out for as he recovers from a sustained injury. Mitchell Santner of CSK out due to knee injury from the league

Currently, CSK’s Faf du Plessis and Rajasthan Royals’ Joffra Archer have injury grumbles. Neither of them played the opening matches of their respective teams.

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