Mashrafe to start rehab soon

May 28, 2011

Pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will return home tonight from Australia with renewed hope to make a return to international cricket this year.
“I’m now fine. Dr. David Young checked me this morning and he was really happy with the improvement and what he told me is that he will be surprised if I miss the Pakistan series in December this year,” said an excited Mashrafe while talking to The Daily Star Sport over phone from Melbourne yesterday.
The “Narail Express” underwent another operation on his right knee in Melbourne on May 11 under the guidance of Australian orthopedic surgeon Dr David Young. He had injured his right knee in December last year during a Premier Division Cricket League match at BKSP.
“It is too early to say anything about when I will get back my full fitness as only two weeks have gone after the operation but right at this moment I am feeling good. There is no swelling on the operated knee and I can walk with the support of a crutch,” informed Mashrafe adding that he is very much confident about prolonging his international career.
Mashrafe said that the doctor has advised him to slowly start cycling and swimming now and after two months the rehabilitation program will start.
“Generally it needs four weeks from the operation to start the rehabilitation. If everything goes well then it will be possible to start bowling from October, so I’m hopeful that I can gain full fitness before the Pakistan series,” said a confident Mashrafe.
BCB’s physician Dr Debashish Chowdhury however informed that they will be able to provide a detailed program after the assessment of the papers.
“The operation has been successfully done and he (Mashrafe) is now fine. We will assess all the papers and only after that we can say when we will start the rehabilitation program,” said Debashish last night.


Courtesy of The Daily Star

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