IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants star Steve Smith ruled out with wrist injury

first_imgRising Pune Supergiants have suffered another major blow as Steve Smith is now forced to pack his bag and fly back home due to a wrist injury. (Full IPL Coverage)Smith is the fourth foreign player from the Pune side to join the list of injured players after Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis and Mitchell Marsh.Smith, who was Pune’s batting mainstay, will take no more part in the IPL and return to Australia for further assessment. He had scored 270 runs in eight matches, including a century.”Steve has been struggling with pain in his right wrist for the last week during his stint in the IPL,” Australia’s sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said.”We have been working with his IPL franchise Pune to monitor this, and unfortunately it has not resolved. As such, he will return home from India for further assessment and treatment ahead of the tour of the West Indies,” he said.The MS Dhoni-led Pune Supergiants are languishing at the sixth spot on the IPL table with two wins from their eight matches so far.last_img

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