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Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain to undergo surgery after ligament tear

Nasir Hossain
Bangladesh's Nasir Hossain plays a shot
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The Bangladesh Cricket team recently suffered a setback when all-rounder Nasir Hossain who was on the brink of making a comeback in the national team, tore a ligament in his right knee and would have to undergo operation.

With packed schedules, cutthroat competitiveness and overexertion on the body, injuries have become part and parcel of cricket. Notwithstanding, with weight training and physiotherapeutic assistance it is very well possible to keep yourself fit but despite all of it, an injury is always round the corner.

The recent victim of this beast is Bangladeshi all-rounder Nasir Hossain. Talking about his injury, Bangladesh Cricket Board's chief physician Debashish Chowdhury said, "Primary assessment showed that he has a badly injured ligament on his right knee. To know more we had sent him for an MRI and it shows he had torn his ligaments and will require an operation….We are yet to decide whether it will be completed at home or abroad. But as it stands, he will certainly be out of cricket for the next six months".

Unfortunately, the reason for Hossain injury gave birth to an ugly controversy. It was speculated that the all-rounder had sustained an injury while playing football. However, this left many wondering that how was it possible for Nasir to pick up such a serious injury when there was no cricket and practice scheduled for him.

A clarification soon came from the horse’s mouth itself as Nasir gave a statement saying, "It is quite disappointing to see what is happening with me. I had twisted my knee while running during a personal visit outside Dhaka but there is no truth whatsoever regarding the allegation that it was sustained while playing football. I did not anticipate that my injury will be projected in this manner by the media and it is simply hurtful, to say the least.”

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