A physician of the Bangladesh Cricket Board says on Monday that the injury of ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan is not very serious and that he should be fully fit within 10 days.
Sakib got himself injured on last Friday at his Banani residence while riding a stair and received a strain in his left ankle that kept him away from the ongoing camp of national team ahead of their next month’s home series against Australia.
Sakib was seen coming out of the BCB office on Saturday with his right ankle being tapped with plaster but the left-hander did not look to be in pain as he smiled to the inquisitive journalists.
BCB physician Monirul Alam ensured that it was not very serious.
‘This is a very simple injury,’ Monirul told the reporters at Mirpur.
‘We call it left ankle strain. One or two of his ligaments got hurt. It’s a grade-one injury, which is very simple,’ added Monirul.
On Saturday, BCB’s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that they would observe Sakib’s injury for 48 hours before making any comment.
Monirul said that the left-hander is quickly recovering and should be fully fit in maximum seven days.
‘We put him in our Conservative Treatment and Rehab programme. Already he is improving as his swelling has been reduced. Hopefully, within next two days, he would be able to start upper body exercise, lower body cycling and working.
‘It will take maximum 10 days from the date of injury for him to do all his activities fully,’
Monirul also was hopeful that injured Rubel Hossain would recover in next two weeks and might start training from the first week of next month.
‘About Rubel Hossain…you know… there is a zygomatic bone [cheekbone or malar bone] near the cheek and he got a fracture there. The operation has been done and it has already been almost four weeks since the operation.
‘After four weeks since the operation, he will gradually start the rehab programme starting with the lower body. After six weeks he can start full training programme.
‘We hope he can start that from the 5th of August.’
Rubel faced a bizarre injury in England during their ICC Champions Trophy in last month, when he injured his face while slamming a door that hurt him.
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