IPL 2017: Virat Kohli hints at missing few games with shoulder injury 'few weeks' away from full recovery

Dharamsala: India's firebrand skipper Virat Kohli may miss the start of the lucrative Indian Premier League T20 tournament as he races against time to recover from a shoulder injury.

Kohli, the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, hurt his right shoulder while diving to stop a boundary during the drawn third Test against Australia in Ranchi.

File photo of Virat Kohli. Sportzpics/IPL

File photo of Virat Kohli. Sportzpics/IPL

He sat out the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala which India won by eight wickets to seal the series 2-1 on Tuesday.

"It's still a few weeks to go before I can be 100 percent on the field," Kohli, who managed only 46 runs in the series, told the post-match press conference.

"But these things happen in your career. Got to take it in my stride and move forward."

Kohli, 28, said his shoulder was taking a while to heal because it was not a simple stress injury but an impact injury.

The IPL starts on 5 April, with Bangalore playing defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the tournament opener.

Bangalore have made it to three IPL finals but lost each time.


Published Date: Mar 28, 2017 07:41 pm | Updated Date: Mar 28, 2017 07:41 pm

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