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Injury concerns over Andre Russell after KKR loses to CSK in IPL in Abu Dhabi

By September 26, 2021

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell appeared to have suffered a hamstring injury during the Kolkata Knight Riders’ two-wicket loss to the Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

In the 17th over of CSK’s successful chase of KKR’s 171-6, Russell completed an athletic save on the midwicket boundary and appeared to have injured himself.

"He said he felt something pop in his leg, his hamstring. We've got the best medical staff in the business so they'll tend to him and hopefully, it's nothing too serious, because he's a key part of our team,” said team mentor David Hussey afterwards.

“He's been playing very, very nicely with the bat, the ball, and in the field. So hopefully nothing too serious and he can come back and light the competition up like we know Andre Russell can do."

The severity of the injury is yet to be determined but Cricket West Indies will be hoping for the best as Russell has been named in the West Indies squad for the ICC T20 World Cup set for next month. The West Indies begin the defence of their title on October 23.

Russell has suffered from a raft of injuries over the past few seasons and underwent knee surgery following the West Indies disastrous ICC ODI World Cup in England in June 2019.

 

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