Adil Rashid had complained of the shoulder trouble a week before England announced their World Cup squad. However, he played in all the games in the ICC event as the injury was not too serious. @AFP

A member of England’s World Cup-winning squad, Adil Rashid, on Friday was ruled out of entire season due to shoulder injury.

Rashid had complained of the shoulder trouble a week before England announced their World Cup squad. However, he played in all the games in the ICC event as the injury was not too serious.

“The aim was to come back after the World Cup and play for Yorkshire,” said Rashid in YorkshireCCC’s media release.

“I enjoy playing for Yorkshire, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I’ve had a shoulder problem for a little while and I got through the World Cup with an injection. Obviously, as time has gone on the injection has worn out and, after the World Cup, I started feeling a bit of a pinch in my shoulder,” added Rashid.

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“These things can happen and fortunately it hasn’t happened to me earlier than it has. I’ve played 13-14 years of professional cricket and this is the first time I’ve suffered an injury to my shoulder,” he continued.

The legspinner, after undergoing a period of rehabilitation, is hoping to be fit for the T20I series in November in New Zealand.

“I’m very confident, after being ruled out for the rest of the season, that I can get myself fully fit before we go away in the winter. I’ve got two months now to get myself fully fit and it’s as simple as that. From both the ECB’s and Yorkshire’s point of view, now we’ve identified what’s wrong with the shoulder, it’s important during this period that I’m not playing. I got through the World Cup due to an injection but that’s just a temporary thing so the aim now in these two months is to get the rehab done and get fully fit,” said Rashid.

“I’m confident if I do things properly I can get fully fit, not just for the winter but for the rest of my career.”

Rashid also said while he will not play for Yorkshire this season due to the injury, he is hoping to play for the team next season.

“I’m genuinely disappointed not to be playing for Yorkshire, but hopefully I can do next year now. When I can play, I’ll play. I just wasn’t anywhere near fit enough to play. People may have other views, but I just can’t play. Any other talk is nonsense. I enjoy playing cricket and enjoy playing for Yorkshire, but this year it wasn’t possible with how the shoulder was,” he said.

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“My main aim is to get my shoulder fit, strong and powerful ahead of the winter. I’ll be in the gym, keeping fit and rehabbing my shoulder. Hopefully, once I get through that period I can just continue playing cricket,” concluded Rashid.

While Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon said that they are “disappointed”, he stated that Rashid’s “shoulder needs clearing up with the long term in mind”.

“Obviously, we’re very disappointed not to be able to call on the services of Adil for the rest of the season,” said Moxon.

“However, it is clear that the problem with his shoulder needs clearing up with the long term in mind. Hopefully he will be fit again as soon as possible,” he concluded.