Prithvi Shaw not to undergo surgery as scan results reveal Grade 2 PCL injury

Prithvi Shaw, a potential opener, faced a knee injury while playing for Northamptonshire in the Metro Bank One-Day Cup 2023, to the surprise of Indian cricket fans.


Prithvi Shaw not to undergo surgery as scan results reveal Grade 2 PCL injury

Prithvi Shaw (via NDTV Sports)

Prithvi Shaw, a potential opener, faced a knee injury while playing for Northamptonshire in the Metro Bank One-Day Cup 2023, to the surprise of Indian cricket fans. However, there is nothing much to worry about , as scans have revealed that he only sustained a Grade 2 Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injury, saving him from surgery and a longer recovery time.

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Prithvi Shaw would have been incapacitated for several months if he had sustained a more severe anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, which was initially feared. Fortunately, Grade 2 PCL injuries usually take 6 to 8 weeks to heal, allowing him to return to the field sooner than anticipated.

The 23-year-old was having a phenomenal season with Northamptonshire, building up scores of 34, 26, 244, and an unbeaten 125*. His success gained praise from his coach, John Sadler, who was regretful for his absence from the rest of the competition.

Recent uncertainty has surrounded Shaw’s national prospects, but his performances in England have demonstrated his potential. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is monitoring Shaw’s treatment in the United Kingdom, and admirers are hopeful that he will return to the field stronger than ever.

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Shaw expected to be ruled out for six to eight weeks

The good news is that Prithvi Shaw does not need surgery on his injured left knee despite having a Grade 2 PCL injury, as indicated by scans.
Prithvi Shaw (Image via India Today)

Fitness instructors and medical experts say Grade 2 PCL injuries usually take two months to heal, but it might have been an ACL injury that kept him out of play for a long time.

Shaw was chosen for Team India’s home series against New Zealand earlier this year after his outstanding local red-ball performance. However, he was not selected for the playing XI and had a terrible 2023 IPL season with the Delhi Capitals (DC). Shaw only scored 106 runs in eight innings at an average strike rate of 124.71.

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