Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Nov 14 2022, 6:00 AM

Experts criticise PCB's medical panel; fears Shaheen Afridi's career in jeopardy

image-lagd20woShaheen limped off the field [Source: Associated Press]

Not everything is going good for Pakistan cricket at the moment. They lost the finals of the T20 World Cup at the hands of England, and if that was not enough, the latest news regarding Shaheen Afridi will certainly make PCB sweat.

The left-arm seamer was taken off the field and was forced to abort his third over after an awkward landing on his right knee while taking a catch.

Although Shaheen came back to bowl his third over, but the after effects of the injury was clearly visible as he just delivered a single delivery and limped off the field.

The pacer headed into the World Cup after a lengthy spell out with injury. He suffered a knee ligament injury in July and as per the medical experts, the latest setback could mean that his career may well be in danger.

Former PCB chief medical officer Dr. Sohail Salim fears that it would at-least take three to four months for Shaheen to recover, if the injury isn't serious.

What did Dr. Sohail Salim say regarding the injury?

"If the injury doesn't result in more injuries, it would take Shaheen three to four months to recover. If the medical board of PCB chooses to treat it through surgery, Shaheen will be out for six to seven months, Doctor Sohail Salim stated.

He further added that an inquiry should be setup to determine if the PCB medical team went wrong in their approach to treat Shaheen.

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