Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman returned to Dhaka on Monday afternoon after undergoing a successful operation in his left shoulder in England on August 11.
Mustafizur’s operation was performed by surgeon Andrew Wallace at Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.
Upon arrival, Mustafizur informed that he is recovering well and waiting to start rehab in the capital city.
“I am doing better every day. I was given a routine to follow after the operation. Doctors in London had explained Dr Debashish [Chowdhury, Bangladesh Cricket Board's chief physician] how to follow the routine. The rehab will gradually increase after the fourth week,” Mustafizur told the media.
According to the physicians, Mustafizur will take at least six months to recover fully and return to the field. The wait however, might increase as according to medical science, recovery varies from person to person.
This means Bangladesh cricket will miss its vital bowler until February next year. A man of limited words, Mustafizur said like any other sportsman, he will not enjoy the time away from the game.
“It will take time. I request everyone to pray for my speedy recovery. I have been to England twice now. The first time was when I played for [Bangladesh] Under-19. Both the times, I came back injured,” said Mustafizur.
The 20-year old went to Sussex on July 20 to take part in the NatWest Twenty20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup, and following a brilliant debut in the T20 Blast, the Satkhira lad complained of pain in his shoulder.
Following a series of medical assessments, Mustafizur was taken under the knife by Dr Wallace, who had performed a shoulder operation on Sachin Tendulkar in 2006.