Prithvi Shaw was having a gala time in the ongoing Metro Bank One-day Cup in the UK where he turned out for Northamptonshire and made quite an impression in his short stint for the side before it ended due to a serious knee injury.
Shaw played 4 matches for the Northants side and after a quiet start of 34 and 26 against Gloucestershire and Sussex, the Mumbai batter hammered a record 244 against Somerset which included 28 fours and 11 sixes. He continued his good run against Durham as well, scoring 125* in 76 balls while chasing 199 to win.
However, he suffered a knee injury in that encounter which was revealed to be a Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) tear. As per the News18 report, it is a Grade 2 level injury and is likely to keep the youngster out of action for over two months.
“Prithvi has a PCL injury. Still not sure whether Grade 2 or Grade 3 as he is seeing BCCI specialists in London who will decide future course of action. But it is not looking good at the moment,” the News18 CricketNext report stated.
Shaw is currently in London itself and the BCCI is in touch with the Mumbai batter and the next few days will decide whether he will head to NCA for rehab or continue treatment in London.
“BCCI will take a call. Whether he stays there, comes to National Cricket Academy (NCA), or returns to Mumbai for rest and recovery at home. All honestly depends on the scans and the extent of injury,” the report added.
Recently, Prithvi shared a cryptic post with a picture of his injured leg along with the caption - "People give hands when you step up in life, and always leaves it when you go down from steps."