LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday, provided an update on pacers Ihsanullah, Mohammad Hasnain and Naseem Shah’s injuries and rehabilitation process.
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.
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 had to undergo surgery in a private hospital in Lahore. A doctor was flown in from England to operate Ihsanullah in the first week of September,” PCB stated.
“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.
“His condition is satisfactory and the brace will be removed at the end of fifth week. Afterwards, he will proceed with rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.”
For the unversed, another right-arm pacer Mohammad Hasnain sustained an ankle injury during the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in August and has been out of action since then.
“23-year-old Hasnain sustained an ankle injury while playing in the Sri Lanka Premier League in August,” said PCB.
“He travelled to England from Sri Lanka and had an MRI. The scans revealed the fast bowler requires rehabilitation for his ankle, which is under process since 13 September in England.”
The PCB also provided an update regarding Pakistan’s first-choice pacer Naseem Shah, who 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.
He was then replaced by experienced pacer Hasan Ali in Pakistan’s squad for the World Cup.
“20-year-old Naseem got injured during Asia Cup, ruling him out of the ICC World Cup 2023,” PCB stated.
“Following the injury, the fast bowler underwent shoulder surgery earlier last week. During the operation, he remained absolutely stable and was discharged from the hospital the next day.
“He will be attended by two physiotherapists for his rehabilitation initially at the hospital and also later at the training ground and gym.
“During this entire period, he will be continuously monitored and the doctor who operated on him will see him again in the third week of October.”