What is Stretch Fracture? Who got Jasprit Bumrah out of T20 World Cup

The injury due to which Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup is not a sudden injury. His career has also suffered a major setback due to this injury.

Jasprit Bumrah is battling with a stretch fracture

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Jasprit Bumrah is out of T20 World Cup 2022. Bumrah’s stress fracture has also given a big blow to India. Due to injury, he could not even play the first T20 match against South Africa. According to media reports, he has suffered a back stress fracture, but he does not need surgery. It may take about 4 to 6 months for them to recover. He has faced such injury in the past as well.

Bumrah suffered this injury for the first time in 2019 and now this injury has shaken India just before the T20 World Cup. In fact, during the practice session before the first T20 match against India and South Africa, he complained of back pain. The medical team of BCCI is examining him.

What is stretch fracture

Bumrah is suffering from stress fracture. What is a stretch fracture, which took many bowlers including Bumrah out of the field for a long time. It is also important to know this first. Actually bones are living tissue and if more pressure is put on them then they get damaged. The increase in inflammatory cells or swelling in the bones is called bone stress injury or stress reaction.

Fractures happen if you don’t pay attention

The injury is detected in MRI, but the swelling turns into a fracture when it is not noticed, because the cortex, the thick outer layer of the bone, is torn. Such a fracture occurs in the vertebrae of the lower back of fast bowlers. By pulling and pressing the spinal cord, there is pressure on this part.

Stress fracture to Bumrah thrice

India’s star bowler Bumrah has suffered a stress fracture for the third time. Earlier in 2019, stress fracture occurred for the first time. Then in July this year and now in September he suffered a back stress fracture. Apart from Bumrah, Hardik Pandya has also struggled with this type of injury.

Hardik Pandya was also injured

Pandya suffered a back injury during the match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018. He was taken off the field on a stretcher. It took him a long time to recover from that injury. Pandya had returned to the field after the injury. Not a single over was bowled in IPL 2020 and IPL 2021.