Umesh Yadav undergoing rehabilitation at NCA after suffering on-field injury in England
India pacer Umesh Yadav is rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after suffering a thigh muscle injury while playing for English county side Middlesex against Gloucestershire last month.
At the Royal London One-Day Cup game on August 21 in Radlett, Yadav suffered a quad muscle injury. He then travelled to India for rehabilitation. He won’t be able to play in Middlesex’s final two national championship games this month against Leicestershire and Worcestershire, the club announced in a statement.
“Middlesex Cricket regrets to announce that we have been made aware that Umesh Yadav will not be returning to London to finish the season with the Club and will play no further part in Middlesex’s County Championship run in due to an ongoing injury to his quad muscle,” the club said on its website.
“Yadav’s injury was sustained whilst playing in Middlesex’s last home Royal London Cup match of the season against Gloucestershire at Radlett (on August 21) and saw the right-arm paceman forced to leave the field of play and ruled out the Club’s final Group A match away to Sussex in Hove.”
Quad muscles are a group of muscles at the front of the thigh.
The 34-year-old Yadav, who has 158 wickets in 52 Tests and 106 in 75 ODIs. He supposed to fly back to London on Saturday. In preparation for the trip to Leicester the following week, but Middlesex said it recognises the difficulty.
“After sustaining the injury, the right-arm quick travelled back to India for an assessment with the BCCI’s medical team. There he began treatment and rehabilitation on the injury. Whilst beginning a back to bowling programme under the watchful eye of the Indian national medical team.
“…we have advised that his injury still a cause for concern. And that he deemed to have not recovered sufficiently to handle the workload required in a four-day game. So will not be returning to the Club.”
Yadav joined Middlesex in July to play for the club in both First-Class and List-A formats.