Jadeja taken to the hospital for precautionary knee scans

Following India’s defeat in the third Test at Headingley, allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was rushed to a hospital for precautionary scans on his knee. The severity of the injury, as well as which knee is injured, will be known on Saturday after the hospital results are received. Jadeja’s hospitalisation became public after he shared a story on Instagram with the description “not a nice place to be at.” With the Headingley Test ending on a four-day basis, Jadeja will have four full days to recover from his injury before the next Test, which begins on September 2 at The Oval.

Due to a fielding effort on the boundary on the second day, Jadeja was injured. After gripping his right leg, he was taken off the pitch for a short time. Soon after, he returned and resumed bowling.

Jadeja had previously sustained a finger injury during the January Test against Australia in Sydney. Despite his injury, Jadeja was padded up to bat, but was saved from pain by a last-ditch effort from Hanuma Vihari and R Ashwin, who helped India to a draw. He was forced to miss the Test series against England that India hosted in February and March due to his injuries.

The Indian squad is scheduled to depart for London on August 30, and if the scan tests reveal nothing significant, Jadeja will travel with them. On a ground that is renowned to aid slow bowlers, senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin could be called in to replace Jadeja. After winning the Lord’s Test, India were bowled out for 78 in the second Test and lost by an inning, bringing the series to a 1-1 tie. Root has now won 27 Test matches, making him England’s most successful Test captain.