ICC World Twenty20: Yuvraj Singh misses India's practice session due to an ankle injury

Yuvraj Singh injured his left ankle while playing football barefoot with his teammates at the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy in Mirpur. He did not accompany the team for the training session at Fatullah and was advised to take rest at the hotel.

Updated: April 02, 2014 17:40 IST
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Mirpur: The left ankle injury during Tuesday's barefoot football match forced Yuvraj Singh to opt out of the team training session on Wednesday.

Yuvraj sustained the injury during the team's customary football session at the BCB Academy in Mirpur. Later, he was seen limping with his left ankle being protected by a crepe bandage. (Yuvraj Singh injured)

Yuvraj did not accompany the team for the training session at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah. He was advised to stay back in the team hotel and take rest.

"Yuvraj singh had a blow on his left ankle. For precautionary reasons, he is taking rest today," said the team's media manager Dr RN Baba in a media release.

It is not known whether he will train on Thursday or not. (India take on South Africa in semis)

While the extent of the injury is not known, the idea of trainer Sudarshan to do something different could well cost the team dearly if Yuvraj does not get fit for Friday's semi-final match against the South Africans.

Interestingly, Yuvraj had sustained a serious knee injury in 2006 before a Champions Trophy game against Australia in Mohali. (India ranked number one in T20Is)

Back then, the Indian team, coached by Greg Chappell, played a game of 'kho-kho' for entertainment and Yuvraj twisted his knee while turning.

But on Tuesday, the team did not play football to start off training and straightaway started with their serious net session.

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