Home > News >

Mohammad Irfan faces prospect of hip surgery

Mohammad Irfan © Getty Images
Mohammad Irfan has sustained two fractures in his Ischium bone © Getty Images

Karachi: Mar 15, 2014

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan may have to undergo a surgery for hip injury if he fails to show any progress from his ongoing rehabilitation program in the next two weeks, Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) doctors said.

“There are two fractures in his Ischium bone. We are monitoring his progress closely but if he fails to show any progress in two week’s time he will require hip surgery in Australia,” PCB doctor Sohail Saleem said.

“The problem is that since he is very tall and his bones are bigger it is taking him time to recover from his hip injury,” he said.

Irfan, towering at 7’1”, is currently at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore nursing the injury sustained during a T20 match against South Africa in November.

The 31-year-old, who was ruled out of action for a month, made a comeback in domestic cricket where he aggravated his injury.

Irfan missed out on the South African tour and the home-series against Sri Lanka as he underwent an extensive rehabilitation, hoping to re-gain fitness for the Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh.

Saleem said Irfan’s reports would soon be sent to Australia to get a second opinion as well.

“He is an important member of the team and we need to get him back to full fitness soon for international cricket,” he said.

Meanwhile, Irfan said he was determined to make a comeback to the national side.

“It is frustrating to miss two important events but I am working hard to get back to full fitness. I know my height is both an advantage and disadvantage at times but I am hoping to be fit in three months time,” Irfan said.

Irfan has played four Tests and 27 One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Photos

Australia vs Zimbabwe, ODI tri-series at Harare

Videos

Misbah disppointed with Pakistan's performance

Australia’s losses to minnows in limited-overs cricket

India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

Zimbabwe’s 12 most memorable victories in international cricket

Zimbabwe vs Australia, 4th ODI: Highlights

Elton Chigumbura-Prosper Utseya partnership takes Zimbabwe to historic win over Australia

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

Elton Chigumbura: My role was to support Prosper Utseya

Australia missed Steven Smith during Zimbabwe clash: Michael Clarke

India tour of England 2014: Ajinka Rahane comes out in support of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli

Darren Lehmann embarrassed after Australia’s humiliating loss against Zimbabwe

India vs England 2014, 4th ODI at Edgbaston Preview: MS Dhoni’s men aim to seal series victory

Should Michael Clarke cut down on playing time ahead of ICC World Cup 2015?

Australia’s losses to minnows in limited-overs cricket

India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

Zimbabwe’s 12 most memorable victories in international cricket

Zimbabwe’s moment of glory

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

667 Posts | 6 Fans

10 Most Unbeatable Records in Cricket

When Deepika Padukone, Shriya Saran, Nargis Fakhri went nude…

Shraddha Kapoor rocks earcuffs best, say fans!

TEOCO sees opportunity from telecom space in India

B-Town congratulates Abishek Bachchan post kabaddi team’s win

What happens inside your brain while watching movies

Soon, Google Glass app to reveal age

Motorola Moto X+1 alleged live photos leaked ahead of September 4 launch

Barclays Premier League 2014-15: Liverpool have reignited last season’s spark claims Brendan Rodgers

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here