Shakib Al Hasan underwent Medical Tests2013-02-23
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan underwent an MRI and a compartmental pressure study test at the St. Vincent’s Clinic in Sydney on Friday. The tests re-confirmed that Shakib is carrying lower limb exertional injuries.
BCB sports physician Dr. Debashis Chowdhury said: “The tests were taken under the supervision of Dr. Scott Barnes who is an expert in lower limb injuries and the reports are consistent with our earlier findings that he has exertional compartment syndrome, stress reaction and tenoperiostitis of the shin on his right leg.
“Dr. Barnes has reviewed the injury and his suggestion is that for the exertional compartment syndrome Shakib should undergo a release operation. Taking into consideration Shakib’s importance to Bangladesh cricket and for the long term benefit of the player the BCB’s medical team has decided to endorse Dr. Barne’s suggestion. Shakib is expected to have a biomechanics test on Sunday and after that a date for the surgery will be scheduled which should be before the end of the week.
“He is expected to be able to resume playing in 4-6 weeks after the surgery.”
“For his other injuries the BCB medical team in consultation with concerned specialists will device a long-term management plan which would include rehab and biomechanical correction if required.”The Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra is in constant contact with the world's number one ranked Test all-rounder.