Jasprit Bumrah to consult 3 doctors in UK for lower back stress fracture injury

first_img Next Jasprit Bumrah to consult 3 doctors in UK for lower back stress fracture injuryIndia’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is set to travel to the UK to consult specialists after he suffered a lower back stress fracture.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 30, 2019UPDATED: September 30, 2019 22:43 IST Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out for a minimum period of two months. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBumrah has been ruled out for a minimum period of two months starting from the South Africa Test seriesJasprit Bumrah will be off to the United Kingdom to seek opinion on his lower back stressUmesh Yadav has replaced him in the Indian Test squad for the series against South AfricaInjured India speedster Jasprit Bumrah will be off to the United Kingdom to seek opinion on his lower back stress fracture from multiple specialists.Bumrah has been ruled out for a minimum period of two months starting from the South Africa Test series till the end of Bangladesh series, his first major injury break in his three and half year international career.Umesh Yadav has replaced him in the Indian Test squad for the series against South Africa.”The BCCI is sending Bumrah to London for further treatment on his stress fracture. The NCA head physiotherapist Ashish Kaushik will be accompanying him. The BCCI has fixed appointments with three different specialists to get multiple opinions,” a senior Board functionary told PTI on conditions of anonymity.”Bumrah is expected to leave on October 6th or 7th and would be there in the UK for about a week. As per the opinion of the three doctors, the next course of action will be decided upon. We have taken appointments from the best in the business when it comes to stress fractures,” the official said.Recently, senior speedster Ashish Nehra told PTI that in case of a stress fracture, it is difficult to set a time-frame for comebacks as it “can vary” from player to player.”It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don’t have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready,” Nehra had said on Sunday.advertisementBumrah’s absence will be a big miss for India in the upcoming World Test Championship matches where they would be gunning for full points against both South Africa and Bangladesh.The 25-year-old has been India’s premier bowler for the past two years, taking 62 wickets in 12 Tests and 103 ODI wickets in the 58 ODIs. He also has 51 T20 International scalps in 42 games.The slinger is expected to play a big part in India’s World T20 campaign in Australia next year and it remains to be seen when he makes a competitive comeback.Also Read | India vs South Africa: Team India eye record 11th successive home Test series winAlso Read | Babar Azam overtakes Virat Kohli, 3rd quickest to 11 ODI hundredsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow BCCIlast_img read more

El Niño has put world in uncharted territory UN relief chief says

“We are here to re-sound the alarm; to spur a collective response to the humanitarian suffering caused by changes in weather patterns linked to El Niño and to take action now to mitigate its effects,” said Stephen O’Brien, the UN Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, who added: “If we act now, we will save lives and livelihoods and prevent an even more serious humanitarian emergency from taking hold.”He said that in some regions, millions of people are already facing food insecurity caused by droughts related to El Niño. “In other parts of the world, we have a short window of opportunity now to prepare for what we know will happen within months. In both cases, we must act together and we must act quickly,” he stressed.Mr. O’Brien, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, was joined today by Paul D. Egerton, Representative to the UN and other International Organizations in North America, and Director, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Liaison Office to the UN , as well as: Osnat Lubrani, Resident Coordinator in Fiji (via phone); Valerie Julliand, Resident Coordinator in Guatemala (via video link); Christy Ahenkora, Resident Coordinator a.i. in Lesotho (via video link); Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, Resident Coordinator /Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia (via video link); and Niels B. Holm-Nielsen, World Bank, Global Lead, Resilience and Disaster Risk Management.“The strength of the current El Niño has put our world into uncharted territory,” continued Mr. O’Brien, explaining that while the phenomenon is not caused by climate change, the fact that it is taking place in a changed climate means that its impacts are less predictable and could be more severe. While the current El Niño is expected to decline in strength in the first months of 2016, “this does not mean that the danger is past.” El Nino and a possible subsequent La Niña event would continue to effect different parts of the world – at different times – with a mix of above or below average rainfall. “The impacts, especially on food security, may last as long as two years,” he said, expressing particular concern about a number of countries spread across Central and South America, the Pacific region and East and southern Africa. And while countries in those regions are by no means the only ones that could be impacted by the phenomenon, the gap between projected needs and local government and humanitarian actors’ capacity to respond “requires our urgent attention.”He said that in Latin America and the Caribbean, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Haiti are particularly vulnerable. Indeed, below average rainfall from March to September 2015 had led to significant crop losses and triggered the need for food aid for millions of people. “More than 4.2 million people in Central America, including 3.5 million in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are affected by one of the most severe droughts in the region’s history, which is likely to grow in intensity until March this year,” he explained, adding that in Haiti, some 3 million people – or 30 per cent of the population – are classified as food insecure, with some 800,000 severely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance. Beyond those countries, the wider region is at risk of potentially devastating effects on the agricultural sector including floods, landslides and droughts, potentially leading to forest fires.“In the Pacific region, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea; these are the ones at greatest risk, but as many as 13 countries could be affected,” said Mr. O’Brien, noting that drought conditions are already affecting some 3.5 million across the region and that in some countries, El Niño is increasing the likelihood of typhoons and cyclones. Serious food insecurity is also foreseen in Timor Leste by March, when harvests are expected to fail, affecting about 220,000 people.Turning to East Africa, he said that poor rains had resulted in drought-like conditions in the northern parts of the region, mostly Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea, while other parts of East Africa had experienced a wetter than normal season. By early 2016, projections indicate that at least 22 million people will be food insecure across the region and between 2.7 million and 3.5 million people could be affected by floods.“Ethiopia is the country most affected so far as it faces the worst drought in 30 years. Humanitarian needs more than tripled in the past year,” reported the UN relief chief, adding that some 10.2 million people are in need of emergency food assistance. And while the Government is taking on an “impressive” leadership role in confronting the crisis – including the allocation of some $290 million of its own resources for response efforts – the scale of the challenges demand more significant and timely support, as it could take possibly three to five months for donor support to reach those in need on the ground. All these countries and regions need assistance now, to offset the impacts already being felt and to prepare “for what we know is to come,” said Mr. O’Brien, adding that: El Niño poses a critical test to the global humanitarian system in two fundament areas. First, it has tested the world’s commitment to early action. “The warning signs are there. Are we prepared to act on them? Are we prepared to make the resources available now based on these firm clues, or do we wait […] for the facts of a massive crisis?” he asked. The second challenge, he said, is ensuring cooperation between humanitarian and development actors and between the international community and local actors. Could humanitarian and development actors work together at all levels to build resilience at the community level to prevent major loss of lives and livelihoods? Mr. O’Brien stressed that previous crises had shown that early action is critical to reduce vulnerability and the need for humanitarian assistance later on. While major contributions from donors and humanitarian agencies had provided “a good start,” much more was needed, particularly as many of the response plans in affected countries remain seriously underfunded. read more