PCB says Shaheen Shah Afridi’s scans present ‘no indicators of damage’

Shaheen Shah Afridi (C) lies on the bottom as he receives remedy after damage throughout the ICC males´s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 ultimate between England and Pakistan at The Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) in Melbourne on November 13, 2022. — AFP
  • PCB says Shaheen Shah Afridi has been suggested two-week rehabilitation.
  • Shaheen will endure rehabilitation and conditioning programme at NHPC.
  • Quick bowler’s return topic to completion of rehabilitation programme and go-ahead by medical workers.

LAHORE: Amid studies of a critical damage scare, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared on Monday that Shaheen Shah Afridi‘s scans have proven “no indicators of an damage” however he has been suggested two-week rehabilitation

“Pakistan quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been suggested two-week rehabilitation after he landed awkwardly whereas taking Harry Brook’s catch throughout Sunday’s ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 ultimate in Melbourne,” mentioned a PCB assertion.

The board mentioned that scans, carried out earlier than the staff’s departure for Pakistan, confirmed “no indicators of an damage”. It added that the supply of the knee discomfort was seemingly “because of a compelled knee flexion while touchdown”.

The assertion was shared after a dialogue between PCB’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Najeebullah Soomro, and Australian knee specialist Dr Peter D’Alessandro.

“Shaheen will endure rehabilitation and conditioning programme that has been designed to strengthen his knee on the Nationwide Excessive Efficiency Centre few days after his return to Pakistan,” mentioned the assertion.

The PCB mentioned that the quick bowler’s return to worldwide cricket might be topic to the completion of the rehabilitation programme and following go-ahead by the medical workers.

Afridi needed to limp off the sector because of knee discomfort throughout the ultimate and was unable to ship his ultimate two overs, which may have modified the course of the match for the higher.

The pacer took a superb catch of Harry Brook to ship the middle-order batter again to the pavilion however injured his knee within the course of.

“Shaheen Afridi landed awkwardly on his proper knee. The medical panel is treating him and can present any additional replace sooner or later,” the PCB had mentioned in a short assertion, quickly after the damage.

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