Reece Topley’s debut season in IPL 2023 has come to a premature end due to a dislocated right shoulder injury. The English fast bowler sustained the injury during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s opening game against Mumbai Indians on April 2. Unfortunately, Topley’s injury occurred while making a diving stop in the field, forcing him to travel back to the UK with his arm in a sling.

Topley’s performance in IPL 2023

Topley made his IPL debut for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and took one wicket for 14 runs in his two overs. He made an impressive start to his IPL career, dismissing Cameron Green, but the injury cut his tournament short.

Impact on Royal Challengers Bangalore

Topley’s injury will be a significant blow to the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s campaign in IPL 2023. The left-arm fast bowler was expected to play a crucial role in the team’s bowling attack. The team has now replaced Topley with David Willey, another English fast bowler, in their starting XI.

Reece Topley Suffered a shoulder injury in RCB’s first game

Topley’s future plans

Topley’s injury will also impact his future plans, as he will now have to focus on rehabilitation and recovery. He will miss the opportunity to gain experience playing in Indian conditions, which could have been valuable for him and the England team in the future.


It’s unfortunate to see Reece Topley’s IPL 2023 campaign end prematurely due to a shoulder injury. The Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to find a way to adjust their bowling attack without him. We hope Topley recovers soon and comes back stronger to represent England and other teams in the future.