Varun Aaron, the India fast bowler, has suffered a recurrence of a back injury that had ruled him out of India's tour to Australia last year. He is likely to be out of cricket till at least September, according to a report in the Indian Express.
Aaron, whose last international game was in December in an ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam, returned to competitive cricket during the IPL. He played eight games for his franchise, Delhi Daredevils, and picked up eight wickets. "There was a slight niggle, but I was still good enough to bowl at my best during the IPL," Aaron told the Indian Express. "But as soon as I experienced the pain again, I returned to the NCA some five weeks back."
"The back injury must have relapsed after the IPL," TA Sekar, Daredevils mentor said. "He was 100% fit during the matches he played and he even bowled at 145 kmh-plus in them." Sekar said it was only after putting Aaron through the franchise's rehab schedule that Daredevils decided to play him; Aaron played his first game only midway through the tournament.