Wanindu Hasaranga Faces Extended Absence from Sunrisers Hyderabad Due to Heel Pain

Wanindu Hasaranga Faces Extended Absence from Sunrisers Hyderabad Due to Heel Pain

Wanindu Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan all-rounder, is facing an extended absence from the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad due to persistent pain in his left heel. Despite playing through discomfort in Sri Lanka's recent limited-overs series against Bangladesh, Hasaranga's condition has raised concerns among medical experts.

Sri Lanka Cricket's medical staff suspect that the pain stems from wear and tear in the musculo-skeletal apparatus of Hasaranga's left heel. To determine the exact nature of the injury and devise an appropriate management plan, Hasaranga has been advised to seek further medical consultation overseas. He is expected to travel out of Sri Lanka next week for this purpose.

As a result of his ongoing medical consultations, Hasaranga has yet to join the Sunrisers squad. The target for both the player and Sri Lanka Cricket is the T20 World Cup in June, where Hasaranga is slated to captain the national team. However, if his condition requires additional rest, treatment, or rehabilitation, his return to the IPL could be further delayed.

Hasaranga's absence is a significant blow to the Sunrisers, who acquired him for INR 1.5 crore (approx. USD $181,000) at the recent auction. The all-rounder had a stellar IPL season with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022, claiming 26 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 7.54.

The Sunrisers will be hoping for a speedy recovery for Hasaranga, as his all-round abilities would be a valuable asset to their team. However, the player's health and long-term fitness remain the top priority, and the franchise will support him in his efforts to manage his injury effectively.

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