Nasir Hossain to undergo surgery for his knee injury

Nasir Hossain to undergo surgery for his knee injury

The Bangladesh cricketer will undergo an MRI scan after he injured himself recently.

Nasir Hossain
Bangladeshi cricketer Nasir Hossain. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain will be undergoing an operation for tearing his right knee ligament which happened while he was playing football. Following this, Hossain might miss up to six months of cricket. Once known as a great finisher, Hossain was out of touch in the recent Dhaka Premier League but was looking ahead to the home series between Bangladesh ‘A’ and Sri Lanka, in which he was expected to lead the side. However, the injury means the all-rounder will miss yet another chance to impress the national selectors.

Hossain’s priorities under the scanner 

BCB’s chief physician told the media that an MRI revealed the seriousness of Hossain’s injury. However, the cricketer having injured himself while playing another game has not gone down well with many, who have questioned Hossain’s priorities.

“Primary assessment showed that he has a badly injured ligament in his right knee. To know more we had sent him for an MRI [yesterday] and it shows he had torn his ligaments and will require an operation,” Debashish Chowdhury, BCB’s chief physician, said on Tuesday.

Reports say that his injury was kept as a secret from the national selectors so that they don’t question his priorities over cricket. However, Hossain himself has given another reason for his injury and refused that he picked it up while playing football.

“It is quite disappointing to see what is happening with me,” Nasir told Cricbuzz. “I had twisted my knee while running during a personal visit outside Dhaka but there is no truth whatsoever regarding the allegation that it was sustained while playing football.”

“I did not anticipate that my injury will be projected in this manner by the media and it is simply hurtful, to say the least,” he added.

Whether while playing football or while running, Hossain’s injury will, in either way, keep him out of cricketing action for the next six months. As for the national selection, his recent numbers aren’t too impressive anyway. The 26-year-old last played international cricket in January this year.

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