Shaw injured his left shoulder while diving to stop an overthrow during Karnataka’s first innings. Scans that were conducted on Friday evening and whose result was known on Saturday revealed that Shaw had endured a labral tear of the shoulder. The labrum is a piece of rubbery tissue attached to the rim of the shoulder socket that helps keep the ball of the joint in place.
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“We got a mail from the BCCI today asking Prithvi to report to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore for assessment of the extent of the injury. He has left for Bengaluru,” said Mumbai manager Ajinkya Naik, post the day’s play.
“He couldn’t even lift his hand. He has a tear in the shoulder. That much is known. He was not in a position to bat. How serious is the injury will be known at the NCA,” Naik added ruling out any possibility of the opener batting again in the match.
The 20-year-old is supposed to travel with India ‘A’ team to New Zealand on January 10 and the word is, he may recover just in time for the tour.
Shaw, who scored 29 in the first innings against Karnataka, had struck a double century on his return to the Mumbai Ranji side last month against Baroda.
The opener has already battled some testing times in his fledgling career. Having scored a century on Test debut against the West Indies in October 2018, he was expected to provide some fireworks on the Australian tour later that year. Nevertheless, he got injured during a training session and was sent back without featuring in a single Test.