Prithvi Shaw rushed to NCA for further evaluation

MUMBAI: Mumbai's starter Prithivi Shaw, who left the field on Friday night during Karnataka's first innings, will no longer play a part in the Ranji Trophy Party held here at the Bandra-Kurla complex of the MCA.

Shaw hurt his left shoulder while diving to stop a topple during Karnataka's first innings. The scans that were carried out on Friday night and whose result was known on Saturday revealed that Shaw had suffered a labral shoulder break. The labrum is a piece of rubbery tissue attached to the edge of the shoulder cavity that helps keep the ball of the joint in place.

We received an email from BCCI today asking Prithvi to inform the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore to assess the extent of the injury. He went to Bangalore, said Mumbai manager Ajinkya Naik after the play of the day.

I couldn't even raise my hand. It has a tear in the shoulder. That is known. I was not in a position to hit. How serious the injury will be in the NCA, Naik added, ruling out any chance that the starter will hit the game again.

The 20-year-old is supposed to travel with the 'A' team from India to New Zealand on January 10 and is said to be able to recover just in time for the tour.

Shaw, who scored 29 in the first innings against Karnataka, had hit a double century on his return to Mumbai Ranji's side last month against Baroda.

The first game has already fought some test times in its incipient career. After marking a century in the Antilles Test debut in October 2018, it was expected to provide some fireworks on the Australian tour later that year. However, he was injured during a training session and was sent back without appearing in a single test.

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