Apart from being the captain, Rahul is the second highest run scorer for LSG in this IPL. It immediately became clear that it was a serious injury when Rahul was pulled during a chase in the outfield after Faf du Plessis took the ball towards the boundary. He immediately went down and waited for medical attention. The support staff were so concerned that they immediately called for a stretcher to help carry him off the field.
What was a slight saving grace for LSG was that Rahul limped away without a stretcher, but not without some help for support. Not just LSG, but the Indian team will also be keeping a close eye on the injuries as both are part of the squad for the World Test Championship final in England in early June.
Unadkat was bowling around the wicket in the nets when while following, his left foot got stuck in the rope holding the nets up. His elbow was badly bruised and he was seen with his arm in a sling with an ice pack over his left shoulder. It is learned that he will remain in Lucknow for now and is in touch with the BCCI medical staff and is awaiting instructions on whether he needs to go to the NCA in Bengaluru or elsewhere for further consultation. It is understood that there is pain in the shoulder, but there is no dislocation.
*Later, due to increase in demand rate for LSG, Rahul limped out to bat at number 11 in the 19th over. He could not face three balls and his team lost by 18 runs. Krunal was not certain, but said after the game that Rahul might have injured his hip flexor and “the medical team will assess him and see how it goes.”
*1810 GMT: Story updated after KL Rahul walked out to bat in the second innings.