Shaheen has been ruled out of the current Asian Cup with a right knee injury after being advised by the medical team to rest for 4-6 weeks. He picked up the injury while playing the first friendly against Sri Lanka in Galle in July.
The 22-year-old was still in the UAE to continue his rehabilitation with the rest of Pakistan’s squad after being announced as Mohammad Hasnain’s replacement.
However, a new assessment of his condition prompted the PCB Medical Advisory Board to send him to London to work on his return ahead of the start of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in less than two months.
He should be fully fit before the event.
“Shahin Shah Afridi needs the uninterrupted and dedicated care of a knee specialist and London has the best medical and sports rehabilitation facilities in the world. In the player’s best interests, we have decided to send him there.” PCB Chief Medical Officer, Dr Najeebullah dit Soumro.
The press release adds that Shaheen will remain in London under the supervision of the PCB Medical Advisory Panel, which includes the London-based Drs. Imtiaz Ahmed and Dr. belonging to Zafar Iqbal. Since 2016 dr. Imtiaz, Head of Medical Services at Queens Park Rangers Football Club, while Dr. Zafar has been Head of Sports Medicine at Crystal Palace Football Club since 2015 (he previously worked for Tottenham Hotspur FC, Liverpool FC and County of Kent). Ended. cricket club).
Pakistan started their 2022 Asian Cup campaign on Sunday August 28 where they were beaten by India by five wickets. Their next match will be on September 2 in Sharjah against Hong Kong.
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