Sakib mulls surgery in injured finger

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:23, Aug 05,2018


Members of Bangladesh community in United States accord a reception to visiting Bangladesh national cricket team in Florida on Friday. — BCB photo

Bangladesh Test and Twenty20 skipper Sakib al Hasan may need a surgery to completely heal his pain in his finger that had sustained injury during the tri-series final against Sri Lanka earlier this year, BCB officials said on Saturday.
The ace all-rounder, who is currently in United States’ Florida for the final two Twenty20s against West Indies, skipped the training session on August 2 after he felt discomfort with his old injury in his finger.
‘He was given an injection [Cortisone] on August 2 after he felt pain in his finger. His situation will be assessed after the team arrived at home,’ BCB media manager Rabeed Imam told New Age over phone from Florida.
BCB physician Debashish Chowdhury said that Sakib was scheduled to meet a doctor in Florida for further work with his injury after the doctors in Australia had suggested him to wait for a possible surgery.
‘He has pain in one of his fingers. He went to Australia to consult a doctor and after that he was given an injection. He was scheduled to meet a doctor in Florida,’ Debashish told New Age on Saturday.
‘He is suffering with his old injury. When he went to Australia, the doctors gave him suggestion not to do any surgery immediately. We also gave the same guideline to him during that time,’ he added.
The BCB physician also revealed that Sakib’s surgery would only depend on if he felt necessity for that.
‘I think the decision will be taken by Sakib himself and we can say anything after he return home,’ he said.
During the tri-series final on January 27, Sakib hurt the base of his little finger in the left hand while fielding in the match and missed the two-match Test series and both the Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka on home as well as few matches of Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka.
If the 31-year old decides to go under the knife anytime soon, he will surely miss a few of the Bangladesh assignments in the coming days.
Sources close to the players said Sakib was considering surgery during the home series against Zimbabwe in October, which would keep him sidelined for around six weeks.
The Tigers will be going through a busy schedule in forthcoming days as they will participate in the Asia Cup in UAE in September after their completion of West Indies tour.
Bangladesh will also host Zimbabwe and West Indies from October to December while the sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League will take place in January-February next year.
The Tigers will tour New Zealand and Ireland before the ICC World Cup takes place in England and Wales from May to July.

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