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Injured Nathan Coulter-Nile ruled out of IPL



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Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rajasthan Royals' fast-bowling all-rounder, has returned to Australia for rehabilitation after suffering a side injury in the team's IPL 2022 opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 29.

"Unfortunately, I have the hard task of wishing him farewell," Royals. It's always hard to lose someone, particularly when it's through injury. And you know we were really looking forward to spending a lot of time with you [Coulter-Nile] throughout this tournament,” head physio John Gloster said in a video posted by the franchise on Twitter.

"Unfortunately, that's not going to be. But you are a big part of us. Anything you need from us, we are always here. We look forward to having you back with us, whenever that might be."

When Coulter-Nile lifted up in his follow-through during the penultimate over of the Sunrisers' innings, he hurt himself. He stopped bowling and walked off the field. He has not played in any of the Royals' subsequent games.

In the February mega auction, he was purchased for INR 2 crore [USD 266,000 approx.] by the franchise.

He has been a part of the IPL since 2013, and in that time he has taken 48 wickets from 39 matches, with an economy rate of 7.70.