The doctors in Melbourne have informed that Shakib will not be able to have surgery in the injured finger within the next six months and can return to the field once the cuts to remove pus from the infected left little-finger have healed
Bangladesh Test and T20I captain Shakib al Hasan has been released from hospital in Melbourne, Australia. After completing much more than his 72 hours under observation there for a finger injury he had suffered earlier this year, he will not require immediate surgery on his finger, as initially thought of.
The doctors in Melbourne have informed that Shakib will not be able to have surgery in the injured finger within the next six months and can return to the field once the cuts to remove pus from the infected left little-finger have healed.
Shakib is unsure of when he will return back to Bangladesh and he is currently residing at a friend’s place in Melbourne although the infection in his finger is no longer there and it is healing accordingly.
The left-arm all-rounder suffered the injury in an ODI against Zimbabwe in early 2018 when he tried to field the ball but his little finger on his left hand got in the grass when he landed awkwardly, which caused the damage.
The premier all-rounder did not go for surgery after the injury then and carried on playing many series’ – Nidahas trophy, Afghanistan series, West Indies tour and the Asia Cup – with limited mobility in his injured finger, taking injections to work through the pain.
But things took a turn for the worse when Shakib’s finger got infected during the Asia Cup, and he had to return back home before the Super Fours match against Pakistan.
His infection was treated at a local hospital initially before finally going to Melbourne to ensure the infection was fully gone, so that it could be potentially operated.