Yes, Virat Kohli did visit a hospital in Mumbai for a check-up, but he may not have been diagnosed with a slip disc, as reports suggest.
A top BCCI official, who is privy to Kohli’s county engagements, clarified that it is a case of “neck sprain” and not a “slip disc injury”.
“Yes, Virat has had fatigue issues and this is a case of workload management rather than injury management. But it isn’t a case of slip disc. As of now, we will be monitoring his workload,” the senior official told PTI on condition of anonymity.
“We are chalking a plan wherein his county stint will be curtailed. He will play two four-day matches as per the original plan and not the five Royal London Cup (50 over) matches,” he added.
When pressed further on the reported slip disc injury, the official replied: “Yesterday, Virat posted his fitness video as part of the Government’s ‘Fitness Challenge’. I can tell you that the video was shot yesterday.” Kohli had been tagged by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the social media campaign and he had posted a video of him working out in the gym in repsonse.
Asked why did he visit a spinal surgeon at Khar medical facility, the official said: “Virat had suffered a neck sprain during an IPL match in Jaipur (RCB’s final game). The pain had subsided but he went for a precautionary check-up.”