Mustafizur Rahman likely to undergo surgery for troublesome injuries

Mustafizur Rahman likely to undergo surgery for troublesome injuries

Mustafizur Rahman
Bangladesh cricketer Mustafizur Rahman. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In spite of shielding him and protecting him to great lengths, it seems as though the injury troubles of Mustafizur Rahman have certainly caught up with the 20-year old Bangladeshi pace sensation. Reports suggest that Mustafizur underwent a specialized MRI examination in England the previous day with the subsequent medical reports revealing that he may well have to undergo a shoulder surgery to correct his troublesome shoulder.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) further went on to reveal that the orthopedic surgeon in England saw the MRI arthrogram, a special examination to determine the severity of the pacer’s SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior) tear in his left shoulder, and diagnosed it as a Grade 2 injury that usually requires surgical intervention.

Should Mustafizur Rahman undergo the tedious surgery, then he will most certainly be out of action for at least five to six months of cricketing action coinciding with the Bangladesh cricket season. Although the BCB is yet to confirm the pacer’s absence from international cricket, Mustafizur may well miss the England series at home in October as well as Bangladesh’s subsequent tour to New Zealand later this year.

“I have not yet seen the details of the report, but as far as I know a grade 2 injury requires a surgical solution,” said BCB physician Debashish Chowdhury yesterday.

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BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus said that a final decision on the course of action is yet to be taken. “The physio [Bayjedul Islam], team doctor [Chowdhury] and others concerned will sit down and discuss the plan of action once we get the full report,” Jalal informed. “They might want a second opinion. But as far as the BCB is concerned, we are looking for a permanent, long-term solution and we want to eliminate any delays in the process.”