2019 World Cup: Relief for Team India after Vijay Shankar’s scans show no fracture

first_img Press Trust of India LondonMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 16:55 IST Vijay Shankar’s test scans revealed no fracture (Twitter: @BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSVijay Shankar had left the field and was taken for a precautionary scan after getting hit during trainingBCCI tweeted saying that no fracture was detected on his right forearmShankar was chosen in India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup to play at No. 4 for the sideThe Indian team heaved a sigh of relief after scan reports revealed that all-rounder Vijay Shankar hasn’t sustained a fracture on his right forearm after being hit by net bowler Khaleel Ahmed during a training session on Friday.Shankar had left the field and was taken for a precautionary scan, the reports of which came on Saturday.”Vijay Shankar was hit on his right forearm during practice on Friday. He underwent scans and no fracture has been detected. BCCI Medical Team is aiding him in his recovery,” BCCI posted on their Twitter handle.UPDATE – Vijay Shankar was hit on his right forearm during practice on Friday. He underwent scans and no fracture has been detected. BCCI Medical Team is aiding him in his recovery pic.twitter.com/47ufzHtLX7BCCI (@BCCI) May 25, 2019However, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder didn’t take part in the first warm-up game and is also unlikely to play in the second practice match against Bangladesh at Cardiff on Tuesday as there is a bit of bruise, which will take time to heal.Shankar on Saturday took some throwdowns batting ‘single-handed’ during the net session prior to the New Zealand game.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Expectations high for Virat Kohli’s IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan players can stay with wives but only after India matchFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow 2019 World CupFollow Vijay ShankarFollow BCCI 2019 World Cup: Relief for Team India after Vijay Shankar’s scans show no fractureVirat Kohli and his team breathed a huge sigh of relief after all-rounder Vijay Shankar’s test scans ruled out any fracture on his right forearmadvertisementlast_img read more

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Womens soccer OSU versus Michigan in Saturday showdown

Then-junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles with the ball during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17. Credit: Sam Harris | For The LanternThe senior members of the Ohio State women’s soccer team will have a chip on their shoulder as they head north to Ann Arbor this Saturday.The Buckeyes (9-5-3, 3-3-3 Big Ten) face off versus the Michigan Wolverines (9-3-3, 5-2-2 Big Ten) at 7:30 p.m. in a rivalry game that has not been played in Columbus in four straight seasons. “This is unfortunate that this senior class has never been able to play Michigan at home in their four-year career,” coach Lori Walker said with a tone of slight frustration. “And that’s a little added feel for us. We’ll just go up there and play as if it’s our home game.”Coach Walker made it a point this week to not complain about the situation, move on and put the best foot forward to come home with a win. Michigan has been a solid team this season, though it has hit a bit of a slump in its past four games, with losses to Illinois and Northwestern and ties with Wisconsin and Minnesota. OSU’s focus in practice this week was centered around putting the pieces together both on defense and offense. Senior forward Nichelle Prince emphasized this focus during practice this week.“We’re not trying to change a lot of things,” Prince said. “We want to stick to our own game plan, but it’s just sharpening up a few of the small details.”Prince leads the Buckeyes with 53 total shots on the season, and plays a key role in the offensive attack for OSU. Prince emphasized her main goal for the matchup against Michigan as being to finish on opportunities presented during offensive attack. Coach Walker noted offensive and defensive tactics that are key to success versus Michigan Saturday night. “Having great offensive pressure and putting it on Michigan, as well as maintaining really good defensive shape and defensive transition, is the most important thing,” Walker said.Sophomore goalkeeper Devon Kerr had her first start of the season against Rutgers last Sunday, completing a shutout of the strong Rutgers offense. Kerr is set to start again Saturday, and with recognition of her growth in play and maturity coming from her coach. “Her ability to make saves is tremendous,” Walker said. “She is fearless catching crosses — there’s so many qualities about her that help us.”Kerr became the third goalkeeper for OSU to start a game this season, as redshirt senior Jillian McVicker’s early-season injury led to an opportunity for redshirt junior Megan Deldernick to step up. “Megan has done a fantastic job for us in stepping in in the situation with McVicker,” Walker said. “I don’t know that there’s another team in the country that has three goalkeepers as capable as we do, and that is something that I’m proud of.”Prince expressed excitement for the matchup against the Wolverines, keeping in the back of her mind that she has yet to mark a victory against Michigan, while focusing on postseason implications. “It is Ohio State and Michigan,” Prince said. “But it is also for our season and where we want to go for postseason. It’s going to be an intense game, but it will be fun.” read more

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