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Oram injury could force him out of IPL

New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram is set to miss this months Indian Premier League after picking up a knee injury during the Kiwis one day series against Australia.

Oram, who plays for the Chennai Super Kings could miss out on up to $675,000 after he suffered a partial tear of the patella tendon during the Kiwis victory over the Aussies on Wednesday in Napier.

Oram is expected to be out of action for up to 4 weeks before he can resume training and the chance of him being fit to play for the Super Kings seems remote.

"Jacob Oram suffered a partial patella tendon tear. It is expected that Jacob will recover in three or four weeks," New Zealand team manager Dave Currie said in a statement.

The 31-year-old retired from test cricket last year in order to prolong his one day and Twenty20 cricket careers after suffering a number of injuries over the last 18 months.

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