LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised two-week rehabilitation after he lost his balance while taking Harry Brook’s catch during Sunday’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 final in Melbourne against England.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed that the star pacer was not seriously injured but pulled a knee discomfort after he landed awkwardly in the match.
According to the PCB media release, a scan conducted on Monday morning prior to the team’s departure for Pakistan confirmed that there were no signs of an injury and the knee discomfort was likely “due to a forced knee flexion whilst landing”.
“The scans were discussed between PCB’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Najeebullah Soomro, and Australian knee specialist, Dr Peter D’Alessandro, and it was reassuring to know that there was no injury. The left-arm fast bowler is feeling better and is in high spirits.” the statement said.
Moreover, the board said that Shaheen will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning programme specifically designed to strengthen his knee at the National High Performance Centre (NHPC), few days after his arrival in Pakistan.
The statement added that Shaheen’s return to international cricket will be subject to the successful completion of his rehabilitation programme and the subsequent approval by the medical staff.