MUMBAI: This should provide a glimmer of hope for

Team India

fans. Ace pacer

Jasprit Bumrah

is not suffering from a stress fracture of the back, as was being initially feared and reported by the media, but a “stress reaction,” TOI has learnt through reliable sources in the BCCI.
This practically means that his injury isn’t as bad as it seemed initially, and the recovery period will be much, much shorter, though it remains to be seen if India take a risk by taking the injured fast bowler to the T20 World Cup in


while hoping that he recovers for the knockout round at least.

“Scans by the BCCI medical team at the

National Cricket Academy

(in Bangalore) have revealed that it’s not a stress fracture, but ‘stress reaction’, which is one step less than stress fracture. It takes 4-6 months to recover from a stress fracture, but normally only about 4-6 weeks to recover from a stress reaction,” the source said.
It’s highly unlikely that


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