Injury updates on Deepak Chahar and Ben Stokes

Deepak Chahar has had issues with his hamstring throughout his career and this is the third time in the last twelve months.

Deepak Chahar gets injured in the first over of the match against Mumbai Indians (Image Credits: Twitter)
By Omar | Apr 11, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Chennai Super Kings got a big blow when two of the important cogs in the line up are under the injury scare. Ben Stokes was down with a minor injury and Deepak Chahar suffered a hamstring pull right during the first over against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. On Sunday, 9th of April, CSK gave an update on the two injuries, they revealed that Stokes missed the match against Mumbai due to a minor toe injury on his left foot. The England all-rounder had played both the first two matches where he had scored 15 runs with the bat and bowled an over as well in the game against Lucknow Super Giants.

Deepak Chahar, on the other hand, pulled his hamstring after bowling the fifth delivery in the first over of the match. He completed the over after being helped by Chennai Super Kings‘ physio but he walked off the field immidiately after that. Chahar has had issues with his hamstring through out his career and this is the third time in the last one year, he has has had to face an injured hamstring muscle. It’s unfortunate to see such a talented bowler miss majority of the cricket season due to injuries.

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In a statement released by Chennai Super Kings “Chahar will undergo scans to identify the extent of the injury once the team returns to Chennai. The Chennai Super Kings medical staff are closely monitoring both the players and will provide all support necessary for their recovery”.

In February 2022, Deepak had incurred a similar injury and which saw him miss the entire IPL season and was sidelined for six months. A lower back injury had ruled him out of T20 World Cup again in October, just two months after his return. In December, 2022, he had walked out of an ODI game against Bangladesh after bowling three overs with a hamstring injury and only returned to the sport in Indian Premier League 2023. Deepak needs to adress his issue with injury and looks to come back stronger in the coming seasons.

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