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Shaheen Afridi’s scans show ‘no signs of injury’, PCB

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KARACHI: Shaheen Shah Afridi’s knee’s scans have shown ‘no signs of injury’ but the doctors advised him two-week rehabilitation.

Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi got injured while taking Harry Brook’s catch during Sunday’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 final in Melbourne,” said a PCB statement.

“Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised two-week rehabilitation after he landed awkwardly while taking

The board said that scans, conducted before the team’s departure for Pakistan, showed “no signs of an injury”. It added that the source of the knee discomfort was likely “due to a forced knee flexion whilst landing”.

The statement was shared after a discussion between PCB’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Najeebullah Soomro, and Australian knee specialist Dr Peter D’Alessandro.

“Shaheen will undergo rehabilitation and conditioning programme that has been designed to strengthen his knee at the National High Performance Centre few days after his return to Pakistan,” said the statement.

The PCB said that the fast bowler’s return to international cricket will be subject to the completion of the rehabilitation programme and following go-ahead by the medical staff.

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