Teenaged opener Prithvi Shaw was spotted on Friday standing without the assistance of crutches behind the boundary line at Adelaide Oval, watching the second days’ play of the first Test between India and Australia.

Shaw, 19, injured himself while attempting a catch at the deep midwicket boundary during India’s four-day practice match with the Cricket Australia XI at the SCG exactly a week ago and was carried off the field by team physiotherapist Patrick Farhart and a member of the support staff while visibly in pain. The Indian team management sent him to a Sydney hospital for scans, the results of which have revealed a lateral ligament injury that ruled him out of the Adelaide Test.

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India’s coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said that Shaw is recovering quickly from his ankle injury and might return for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne from December 26.