IPL 2018 : Pat Cummins, the Australian paceman, has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a back injury. This will effect Mumbai Indians, the 24-year-old will miss the tournament after a heavy workload during the past year, where he played 13 consecutive Tests.
“Pat experienced some back soreness during the fourth Test in South Africa,” he said in a statement on Tuesday. “Follow-up scans have confirmed that he has bone oedema in his vertebrae. It is important that Pat has time off bowling, to prevent the injury becoming more serious and consequently we have made the decision to rule Pat out of the IPL.
“Pat will now undergo a period of recovery and rehabilitation and we will look to re-scan him in a few weeks to assess the healing,” he added. “Following this we will be in a better position to decide on Pat’s return to play timeline including participation in the limited overs tour of the UK.”