LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday, provided an update on right-arm pacer Ihsanullah’s injury and rehabilitation progress.
Ihsanullah, who has featured for Pakistan in one ODI and four T20Is, suffered an elbow injury. The 20-year-old has been ruled out from international cricket since playing for Pakistan in the ODI series against New Zealand at home this year in April.
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Meanwhile, the PCB shared that the lanky pacer underwent surgery here in the first week of September and was placed in an elbow brace for four weeks.
“Ihsanullah is on road to recovery after spending 11 weeks in a post-operative care after suffering an elbow injury,” said PCB in a statement.
“Earlier, a doctor was flown in from England to conduct the operation in the first week of September.
“After the operation, the fast-bowler was placed in an elbow brace for four weeks, with a doctor and physio attending him on a daily basis at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.
The PCB further revealed that the doctors are confident that Ihsanullah will be able to begin functional training after the completion of the 16th week of his recovery.
For the unversed, Ihsaunallah is one of the three injured Pakistan pacers besides Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain.
Hasnain sustained an ankle injury during the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in August and has been out of action since then.
He travelled to England from Sri Lanka and had an MRI. The scans revealed the fast bowler requires rehabilitation for his ankle, which has been under process since 13 September in England
Whereas, Pakistan’s first-choice pacer Naseem Shah, was ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2023 in India due to a shoulder injury, which he sustained during the ACC Men’s Asia Cup 2023.
The right-arm pacer is undergoing rehabilitation in England and is expected to attain full fitness in a few weeks.