Kane Williamson will be out of the World Cup in October after rupturing his ACL while playing in the Indian Premier League.
Kane Williamson injured his knee while fielding for the Gujarat Titans in the first match of the IPL; New Zealand Cricket has confirmed he has ruptured his ACL and will miss the 50-over World Cup in October; “I’ll be doing everything I can to get back on the field as soon as possible,” he said.
The severity of the 32-year-knee old’s injury, New Zealand Cricket confirmed. He suffered the injury while fielding for the Gujarat Titans.
Williamson’s participation in the upcoming 50-over World Cup in India is now seriously in doubt after the rupture was discovered in scans earlier this week.
“I’ve received tremendous support in recent days and would like to thank both the Gujarat Titans and New Zealand Cricket for that,” Williamson said.
“It’s understandably disappointing to sustain such an injury, but my focus now is on undergoing surgery and beginning rehabilitation.”
“It’ll take some time, but I’ll do everything in my power to get back on the field as soon as possible.”
He will have knee surgery in three weeks, according to New Zealand Cricket.
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Williamson injured his right knee while attempting a difficult catch on the boundary line in the first match of the 2023 IPL against the Chennai Super Kings, and he left the field in obvious pain.
In his absence, Gujarat used impact player pick Sai Sudharsan to score 22 off 17 balls as the Titans defeated CSK by five wickets.
Williamson led Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL last season, scoring 216 runs in 13 games, but the Titans selected him in the 2023 draft for £196,190.
Despite the loss of the Kiwi, the Titans lead the early IPL standings with two wins from two games.
After defeating CSK in their first match, they defeated the Delhi Capitals by six wickets in their second match and will face the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 9.