Kane Williamson, injured in GT vs CSK IPL match, likely to miss World Cup 2023 — catch all details available so far | Kane Williamson IPL injury details surgery news

Kane Williamson knee injury, surgery, IPL, World Cup: Kane Williamson, who got injured playing for Gujarat Titans (GT) against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), will most likely have to miss the One Day International (ODI) Cricket World Cup 2023 later this year. The New Zealand skipper will undergo surgery to get treated his right knee, which got injured this week. 

Kane Williamson’s injury immediately put an end to his participation in the ongoing IPL 2023, which began on March 31 and will go on till May 21. Check out the full IPL 2023 schedule 

Kane Williamson’s injury: How severe is it and what has really happened? Will he be able to play the Cricket World Cup 2023?

Williamson has ruptured the ACL or anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, as confirmed by scans. 

The New Zealand batter immediately returned to his home country after leaving the match midway. 

Kane Williamson’s injury: How did it happen?

Williamson was fielding against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL match being played in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Kane Williamson’s injury: When will the surgery take place?

A statement by New Zealand Cricket, which is the governing body for the country’s national team, has confirmed that the cricketer will undergo surgery within the next three weeks.

Upon receiving the news, Williamson acknowledged the support he had received from his franchise and New Zealand Cricket.

Kane Williamson’s injury: What did the New Zealand skipper say? 

Williamson said: “I’ve received great support over the past few days.”

He also thanked both the Gujarat Titans (GT) and New Zealand Cricket.

Here are some highlights of what else he said: 

  • Naturally it’s disappointing to get such an injury
  • My focus now is on having the surgery and starting rehab
  • It’s going to take some time
  • I’ll be doing everything I can to get back on the field as soon as possible,” he added.
  • Look forward to doing what I can to support Gary (Stead, the New Zealand coach) and the team over the next few months 

Will Kane Williamson be playing in the Cricket World Cup (WC) 2023? 

Williamson is unlikely to be fit and available for the World Cup, going by the standard rehabilitation period for such an injury. 

Cricket World Cup 2023 schedule

The International Cricket World Cup 2023, the 13th edition of the tournament, is scheduled to be held in India — this will be the first time it is being played entirely in India. 

The World Cup will be played from October to November.

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