Iyer, who is also captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, will do his rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Iyer didn’t bat in the fourth Test against Australia, and had flown out of Ahmedabad even before the match ended to seek a prognosis. He had complained of swelling in his lower back during the Test after having spent nearly two full days on the field.
“Poor guy. It just was such an unfortunate incident,” Rohit said after India’s 2-1 series win in Ahmedabad. “He had to wait all day [second day] to bat and then when the day got over, the issue he had with his back, recurred. He was sent to the hospital to take scans. I don’t know the exact report of the scans, but he does not seem to be doing that well.”
Then too, Iyer had swelling in his lower back for which he was given an injection at the NCA. His rehabilitation at the time took longer than expected, with Iyer missing the home ODIs against New Zealand as well as the first Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test in Nagpur last month.
*This story was updated after fresh updates came in.