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Shakib Al Hasan will miss the cricket for at least three months
By Sandy - Sep 30, 2018 5:09 pm
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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out from the cricket for at least the next three months after an infection has delayed the operation of his injured little finger of his left hand.

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Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib, who featured in the Asia Cup 2018 in UAE, missed the last two games for Bangladesh (against Pakistan in Super Four and against India in final) after his injured finger’s condition had been worsened. Later, pus was found which was removed soon and now, Shakib will have to wait at least three weeks before the surgery.

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On Saturday (September 29), Shakib told Prothom Alo, “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. 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 2-3 weeks to fix. After surgery I will need eight weeks, which means I am out for three months.”

Shakib Al Hasan

Earlier, prior to the Asia Cup tournament, Shakib wished to undergo the operation on his injured finger but changed his mind after the BCB president’s request. While Shakib assured that the BCB president hadn’t put any kind of pressure on him to play that tournament, he also claimed that the physio failed to detect the next troublesome situation. However, Shakib is not blaming the physio fully as he believes that nobody knew the situation would get worse.

The Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper said, “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 4-5 matches with the pain.

“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. It is true that the physio couldn’t detect the problem. There was a bit of mistake so he has to take some of the responsibility. But I won’t blame him fully. Nobody knew that it would become infected.”