Mayank Yadav to Miss Next Two LSG Games with Hip Injury

Mayank Yadav to Miss Next Two LSG Games with Hip Injury

Mayank Yadav, the fast bowler for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), is expected to miss the team's next two matches due to a minor hip injury. Head coach Justin Langer confirmed the news on Thursday, stating that Mayank is unlikely to play against Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Mayank experienced discomfort in his hip during LSG's previous match against Gujarat Titans on Sunday. He bowled only one over before leaving the field. Subsequent medical examinations revealed a small swelling in his hip.

"He felt a little bit of tightness at the top of his hip leading into the last game," Langer explained. "He bowled that first over and started feeling something in his hip. We had an MRI scan, and there is a very, very small swelling in there."

Despite the injury, Langer expressed optimism that Mayank will recover quickly. "We are very hopeful he'll start building himself up and be back bowling again soon," he said.

LSG's short turnaround between matches and travel schedule make it challenging for Mayank to recover in time for the upcoming games. "It's unlikely that he plays these two games," Langer admitted. "But he's certainly working towards playing whenever he possibly can."

The team is targeting Mayank's return for their match against Chennai Super Kings on April 19. "We want him to play every game if possible," Langer emphasized. "He's working very hard every day to be ready for whatever our next game is."

In Mayank's absence, LSG will have to rely on other bowlers to fill the void. The team has a number of options, including Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, and Mohsin Khan.

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