With World Cup around the corner, Bangladesh had to deal with another injury scare after pacer Mustafizur Rahman on Thursday was advised rest for two weeks after ankle injury. @AFP

With World Cup around the corner, Bangladesh had to deal with another injury scare after pacer Mustafizur Rahman on Thursday was advised rest for two weeks after ankle injury.

Earlier, the likes of Rubel Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan and Saifuddin were also reported injured. (ALSO READ: Bangladesh suffer fresh blow ahead of World Cup, Mahmudullah receives major injury scare)

The left-arm pacer injured his ankle on Wednesday and after going through the x-ray report, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) asked him to take rest. BCB though made it clear that there is no fracture.

“Mustafizur injured his left ankle yesterday and after going through his x-ray report we suggested him to take rest for two weeks,” BCB’s chief physician Debashsish Chowdhury was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. (ALSO READ: Bangladesh cricketer Mehidy Hasan marries after surviving Christchurch mosque horror)

“Though there is no fracture, he had sustained an ankle sprain and as a result he will have to rest for at least two weeks to recover,” he said. “In the meantime, we will be changing the tape on his leg,” added Chowdhury.

The left-arm pacer earlier had undergo surgery for his SLAP (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) tear before he was ruled out for six months.

Bangladesh will commence their World Cuo campaign on June 2 when they take on South Africa at The Oval.