Bangalore. Facing injury woes, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) suffered another blow on Sunday as fast bowler Reece Topley injured his right shoulder. Topley dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians. RCB head coach Mike Hesson said the seriousness of the England player’s injury would be known after the scan results.
“Unfortunately his knee got stuck in the ground and he fell on his shoulder, dislocating his shoulder,” Hesson told RCB’s YouTube channel after the team’s win on Sunday. However, the team doctor treated at the same time and put the shoulder in its place. “The coach said,” He is currently going for a scan. We hope the initial reports are not alarming and he will stay with us. If this does not happen, then we will have to plan something else. Hope he will be fine.
RCB made a spectacular start to the season with an eight-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on their home ground on Sunday. If Topley is ruled out for a longer period, he will join the likes of right-handed batsman Rajat Patidar and fast bowler Josh Hazlewood on the injured list. With Patidar nursing a heel injury and missing at least the first half of the IPL, Hazlewood is unlikely to feature in the first seven games.