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KKR sweating on Andre Russell's knee injury

By October 11, 2020
An injured Andre Russell being lifted from the field on Saturday after suffering an apparent knee injury in KKR's match against KXIP. An injured Andre Russell being lifted from the field on Saturday after suffering an apparent knee injury in KKR's match against KXIP.

The Kolkata Knight Riders are sweating on the health of Andre Russell, who injured his knee during their two-run win over the hapless Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

Russell injured himself during the second over of the KXIP run chase, while trying to prevent a boundary. He attempted a sliding dive but failed to stop the ball and then crashed into into an advertisement board.

He was later seen icing the knee and eventually returned to the field in the eleventh over only to leave the field for good shortly thereafter.

Speaking after the game, KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik expressed concern over Russell, whom he described as a very special player.

“Whenever Russell gets injured, you know it is hard. He is a very special player, he is a very special person. We need to go and look at him,” Karthik said clearly concerned over whether Russell would be fit enough to start their next game on Monday when KKR plays the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Dre Russ has struggled with the bat so far this season, scoring on 55 runs this season with a high score of 24. He has been carrying an issue with his knee since playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL held earlier this year.

 

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