The injury of wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim comes as another setback for Bangladesh cricket amid the already widening pool of unfit players.
Former Bangladesh Captain Mushfiqur Rahim recently suffered an ankle injury during the Bangladesh Cricket League, which threatens to rule him out of action for not only the remainder of the tournament but the next three weeks.
Mushfiqur injured himself in a game of football during one warm-up session after a league match. The wicket keeper had found some good form as he lately notched up a century for BCB North during their last match.
Speaking about the injury, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashish Chowdhury said, "He (Mushfiqur) sustained a sprain on his left ankle and we suggested one week rest before we take the next course of action after watching his condition. But our experience says these kind of sprains take around two to three weeks to recover usually''.
Mushfiqur has now become part of the growing list of injured Bangladesh players with many of them going through rehabilitation.
All-rounder Mehedy Hasan was recently diagnosed with a tear in his shoulder which may have to be operated.
Pacer Taskin Ahmed has also been suffering from an old back injury since a long time which resurfaced three months back. Ahmed has been taking a heavy dose of pain killers among many other medicines and trying to manage it through physiotherapy.
Another national player, Tamim Iqbal is also undergoing rehab and trying to recover from his knee injury which is hindering his fielding and running between the wickets. Tamil had to miss the last season of PSL due to the same but he is recovering well and would hopefully feature in the series against Afghanistan in June.
Other injured Bangladesh players include Rubel Hossian, Mossadek Hossain and Nasir Hossain. After the series against Afghanistan, Bangladesh are likely to tour Australia for 2 Tests and 3 ODIs.
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