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Rahul Dravid says it is too early to rule Jadeja out of the T20 World Cup

Rahul Dravid said he does not want to “jump to any conclusions” about Ravindra Jadeja missing the T20 World Cup

Rahul Dravid said it would be too early to rule him out of the T20 World Cup, to be played in Australia in October-November.

“Jadeja has injured his knee; he is obviously ruled out of the Asia Cup,” Dravid said ahead of India’s Super 4 match against Pakistan.

“He is under the care of the medical team, he is going to see the doctors, see the experts.”

The World Cup is still a fair bit away, and we don’t want to jump to any conclusions, says Rahul Dravid

“The World Cup is still a fair bit away, and we don’t want to jump to any conclusions and rule him out or rule him in. We’ll see how it goes.”

“It’s part of sports. People get injured. It’s part of our job to try and manage them, manage how it goes,” he added.

“A lot will depend on the rehab and the severity of the injury. We’ll see how it goes,” Dravid said.

“I don’t want to rule him out or make too many comments until we have a much clearer picture and we have a better idea.”

“Especially the World Cup is 6-7 weeks away now,” the India head coach concluded.

Jadeja played both matches for India in the Asia Cup so far and played a key role in India’s tense chase against Pakistan in the group stage encounter last week

“I don’t want to rule him out or make too many comments until we have a much clearer picture and we have a better idea. Specially the World Cup is 6-7 weeks away now,” the India head coach concluded.

Ravindra Jadeja to undergo knee surgery

An unnamed BCCI official, meanwhile, told PTI that Jadeja’s injury was “pretty serious”. “He is supposed to undergo a major knee surgery and will be out of action for an indefinite period of time,” the official said.

“At this point, if one goes by the assessment of the NCA’s medical team, one can’t put a timeline on his imminent international comeback.”

An injury to the same joint had forced him to miss the ODI leg of India’s tour of the West Indies in July.

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