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Fakhar Zaman ruled out of match against SA after his knee injury aggravated

Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of the match against SA after his knee injury aggravated!

As reported from Sydney, Pakistan’s top order batter Fakhar Zaman’s knee injury has been aggravated making his appearance in the upcoming crucial match against South Africa on Thursday.

The spokesman of team Pakistan confirmed that Fakhar will not be available for tomorrow’s match.

The team management is seeing if a replacement is required.

The Pakistan team doctor and PCB’s chief medical officer Dr. Najeeb Soomro briefed the press on the development on Wednesday.

Dr. Soomro said: “We know that Fakhar had a knee injury in Asia Cup about 7 weeks ago, he has been incredibly brave, resilient and has worked really hard to come back into the team, he had extensive rehabilitation and after which he made his way back into the team.”

“Obviously with any knee injury, it takes time for it to recover 100%. Fakhar and the team understood the risks coming into the tournament and we got him into the tournament. You saw how he performed in the last match. Unfortunately, he had a bit of a twist which aggravated his injury. We have had scans on him which have shown no new injury. However, he doesn’t feel 100%,” the PCB’s chief medical officer said.

“We knew the risks for his return. Obviously, he is an important player for the team, the medical staff, the player, and team management were aware of that and we decided to bring him back, in any sport you take risks, sometimes the risks pay off, and sometimes they don’t. He was extremely brave and we worked hard to bring him back in, it is unfortunate that sometimes you have a bit of a reaction to something,” he said.

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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