Knee injury ends Kiwi Kane Williamson's IPL appearance

Gujarat Titan's Kane Williamson is carried off the field after he got injured while fielding during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, March 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Kane Williamson of Gujrat Titans has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League because of a right knee injury he sustained during the opening game of the tournament against Chennai Super Kings.

“It is sad to lose Kane to injury so early in the tournament,” Gujarat director of cricket Vikram Solanki said in a statement on Sunday. “We wish him a speedy recovery, with the hope of seeing him in action very soon.”

Williamson will be examined by medical specialists back home when he travels to New Zealand next week.

Williamson fell awkwardly on his right knee while going for catch on the edge of the boundary line at square leg during the 13th over of Chennai innings when Ruturaj Gaekwad attempted a big shot.

Williamson managed to palm the ball back into the field but hurt his knee badly as he fell on the ground and clutched his knee in pain.


More AP cricket: and