Kohli’s county stint might be restricted, is it due to health issues or is he being rested for Test series?

The Hush Post: Indian captain Virat Kohli’s much-hyped county stint has been reduced to a couple of first-class matches for Surrey after medical concerns arose during a hospital visit, if reports are to be believed.
Kohli saw an orthopaedic surgeon in suburban Mumbai for a check-up where he was diagnosed with a herniated disc. Some news reports suggest that he is suffering from a slip disc injury and will not be playing for Surrey ahead of the UK tour starting with two T20 Internationals against Ireland in June.
However, a top BCCI official, said that it is a case of “neck sprain” and not a “slip disc injury” as reported in a section of the press.
“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,” a BCCI official was quoted by a national daily.
“The BCCI medical team has advised him to be careful with how much he plays in the lead-up to the Test series. The Test series is our topmost priority,”BCCI official told ESPNcricinfo.
According to a report published in espn.in, Kohli had signed the county deal with Surrey after long deliberation, which also caused friction within the board because it meant he will miss India’s Test against Afghanistan in June.
When the deal was signed, Surrey announced he was going to be with them for the whole month of June, but India picked him for the T20Is against Ireland, which will be played in the last week of the month and will clash with his third first-class match for Surrey. A late realisation was that he was expected to play even domestic one-dayers, five of them. Surrey are yet to be apprised of the development, the report says.

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