Right Knee Injury May Cut Short Kane Williamson’s IPL 2023 Stint

Written by Sumit Seth

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s further participation in the ongoing IPL has been put under doubt due to a right knee injury that he suffered during his team’s winning effort against Chennai Super Kings here. The 32-year-old got injured following a nasty fall while fielding on the boundary during the CSK innings. He had limped off the field in the 13th over on Friday. The extent of his injury is not yet known, but going by what was seen on Friday night, it did not seem a minor injury.

Williamson, who was making his Gujarat Titans debut, intercepted a ball headed for a possible six off CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad’s bat.

He was taken off after receiving on-field treatment and did not come back to bat with B Sai Sudharsan coming in as a substitute fielder first and later he took Williamson’s place in the Titans’ playing XI under the Impact Player rule.

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