Shakib Al Hasan reiterated that he has already begun rehabilitation to regain match fitness. Photo: Facebook/Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan reiterated that he has already begun rehabilitation to regain match fitness. Photo: Facebook/Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh’s veteran allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who had left his team midway through the 2018 Asia Cup, following a fracture on his left little finger, returned from Australia on Sunday after consulting physicians about the injury.

“The update is good. The infection is under control. But it has to be checked every week through blood tests, whether it gets aggravated or if there is any other problem. But for now, infection is under control,” Shakib was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz on Sunday.

“[Another] surgery can’t be possible for six to 12 months. There is a risk. The infection may be in the bone and if the surgery is done, there are chances of it spreading. So, for sure, I can’t do the surgery in six to 12 months.”

Shakib however reiterated that he has already begun rehabilitation to regain match fitness. “But the good part is I can play without surgery. As I can’t undergo a surgery right now, both physio and myself are thinking how I can manage to play without surgery.

“I already have started rehab when I was there [Australia]. I consulted with a hand therapist. I have to follow what he has instructed. It will be better for me if I follow his guidelines as much as possible. My main target will be getting back the strength as early as possible.”