Bangalore, Jan 8: Uttar Pradesh captain RP Singh is likely to miss the remainder of the ongoing Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Karnataka.
RP Singh, the left-arm paceman, could bowl only 10.4 overs before going off the field early in the second session of play on the first day today.
The bowler did not return to the field for the rest of the day and is said to have a hamstring injury. RP Singh bowled 10.4 overs (5 maidens) conceding 19 runs without a wicket.
At the end of Wednesday's play, Uthappa confirmed that RP Singh has a hamstring injury and he had had spoken to his former India team-mate.
"I don't think RP (Singh) will be playing with the rest of the four days. He is out with the injury (hamstring) I had. I can relate to how painful it must be. I spoke to him and he won't be available for the next four days.
"Them being a bowler short again is an advantage for us. It gives us that much more an opportunity to go out there and consolidate and put up a big score," Uthappa said.
After having the hosts in trouble at 15/3, UP were hampered by the absence of RP Singh. Senior batsman Mohammad Kaif was the stand-in captain.