Junaid khan, the left-arm Paceman of Pakistan cricket team was sent home from the United Arab Emirates due to a knee injury. It was revealed that his knee injury was more serious than expected. He was sent home without playing a single match of the ongoing series against Australia.
“The final course of action will be decided in couple of days. Junaid is undergoing a conservative management plan for his injury but the full picture will be known in a couple of days,” Dr Sohail Saleem, the PCB medical chief, told Press Trust of India.
Pakistan board official said Junaid might not be fit against New Zealand series starting in November because he might require surgery for his injury. According to the MRI scans report, he had an osteochodral fracture in his knee and there was also intra-substance degeneration within the posterior horn of the medical meniscus.
“His work on the physio’s table consists of manual therapy techniques to achieve the desired fitness results before the beginning of the New Zealand series,” said Saleem. “I am pretty satisfied with the progress he is making.”
Another left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has already been sent home due to cartilage injury against the Australia series.