After initially consulting a surgeon in London, Shaw returned to the NCA in Bengaluru for another assessment. At the moment, the medical team is examining all possible options regarding Shaw’s treatment and surgery is likely to be the last resort.
A Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) official told ESPNcricinfo that they would adopt a wait-and-watch approach with Shaw and be in touch with the NCA over the possibility of him being ready for the Ranji Trophy in January. For now, though, it seems certain that he won’t play in the limited-overs competitions beginning with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on October 16.
Shaw was last part of the India squad for the home T20Is against New Zealand in February and subsequently went through a rough patch for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023, featuring in just eight of the 14 games where he made 106 runs. Eventually, he missed the cut for selection in India’s second-rung squad for the T20Is in Ireland as well as the Asian Games.
“I’m so excited to be heading back to Northamptonshire next summer,” he had said upon his return. “Even though it was over quickly, I really enjoyed my time there. It’s a great club to be a part of and I was welcomed by everyone immediately. I can’t wait to get back. My goal is always to help win games for the team and it was so disappointing to get injured and have to leave early this time.”