Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals suffered a major blow before the start of IPL 4, with England all-round Paul Collingwood being ruled out of the tournament.
England's T20 mainstay Collingwood will undergo surgery for a damaged cartilage in his right knee next week, which will keep him out of the Indian Premier League.
Collingwood follows Kevin Pietersen out of the tournament. Pietersen, who had been snapped up by Deccan Chargers during the IPL auctions, has been ruled out with a hernia.
Collingwood will undergo surgery for a damaged cartilage in his right knee next week.