Shakib Al Hasan out for 3 months, likely to miss Zimbabwe, West Indies series

first_imgShakib Al Hasan has been ruled out for at least three months because of an injury to his left little finger.Shakib, who missed Bangladesh’s virtual semi-final against Pakistan and the final versus India, will miss out on action because of a delay in surgery.Shakib, 31, will have to wait three weeks more to undergo surgery on the finger because of an infection caused by the accumulation of pus, which has reportedly spread to his left wrist.”The moment I arrived in the hospital, the doctors told me that I have to get the pus out as soon as possible. Any delay would put me in great danger as the infection spread till my wrist,” Shakib was quoted as saying by Prothom Alo.”If I had waited another few days, my wrist would have become disabled. I feel better after they took out the pus, but the problem is until the infection isn’t gone, there isn’t going to be a surgery on my injured finger. It will take another two-three weeks to fix. After surgery I will need eight weeks, which means I am out for three months.”Shakib picked up the injury in January 2018 during the final of the tri-nation series involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. He was also a doubt for Asia Cup 2018 but played on before deciding to opt out in the later stages of the tournament.”I have been in this state for the last 14-15 days. The doctor immediately understood what had happened, but our physio couldn’t find out,” Shakib explained.advertisement”The BCB president [Nazmul Hassan] asked if I could play the Asia Cup or I could go for the surgery. He told me to take the decision. When I asked the physio about what damage it may have, he told me it won’t be that dangerous. Then I decided that since the Asia Cup is important for us, I will play four-five matches with the pain.”Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe in October-November and the West Indies in November-December, and Shakib is likely to be out for the two series.last_img

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