Mustafiz may be operated in UK

July 31, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Saturday said that they will take a decision about Mustafizur Rahman’s surgery on next Monday and hinted it could be in England.
Mustafiz is expected to go under the knife to have a shoulder surgery early next month which could sideline him for six months as he aggravated his shoulder injury during his stint with Sussex during the NatWest Twenty20 Blast.
The BCB are currently mulling whether to have the operation in England or Australia.
‘In the last few days we have sent his reports to a number of places,’ BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus told reporters at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.
‘We want him to be operated under the best surgeons. We have found two specialists in the UK and one in Australia. By Monday we can decide who will operate on Mustafiz’s shoulder.
‘He is mentally prepared for the operation,’ Jalal said.
‘This sort of injury usually is treated conservatively but we are not going that way with Mustafiz because the doctors have said that it might recur in the future.’
Mustafiz has visited a specialist in the UK, who recommended that the SLAP (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) tear — that involves the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint, could be treated through a surgery and hence he may be ruled out for up to six months.
Such a lay-off would rule him out of home series against England in October and the tour to New Zealand at the end of the year.
Jalal said that Mustafiz has been BCB’s priority and has always been withdrawn from the game at the onset of any injury.
The first such occurrence was during the Zimbabwe series in January this year when he was down with an injured shoulder while he also missed some of the games in the Asia Cup and World T20 through a side strain while hamstring and ankle injuries delayed his Sussex stint.
‘We are taking the best care of Mustafiz. We have always withdrawn him from matches whenever he has complained of any physical problem.
‘We haven’t seen him in Test matches that much. He has focused mostly in the shorter versions.
‘We didn’t send him to the PSL because he had injury. He had offers from the CPL. In order to save him from overstress we are not letting him play when he has a problem.’

-With New Age input

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