Shakib out of rest of West Indies ODIs

Shakib Al Hasan’s shin injury has ruled him out of the rest of the five-match ODI series against West Indies. The stress reaction on his right tibia that kept him out of the squad for the first two ODIs was reconfirmed by a second scan in Dhaka, and he has been given the next six weeks off to rest.

“Shakib was initially diagnosed with stress reaction on his right tibia, but we needed a second scan just to make sure. It has been confirmed now,” Dr Debashish Chowdhury, the BCB’s chief medical officer, told ESPNcricinfo. “He has been advised not to do any running or jumping during the period. Hopefully, he will fully recover after he sees out four to six weeks.”

Apart from resting, he will undergo a rehabilitation process that will begin once the pain in his shin goes away. “He will have to follow the protocol, which will only begin after the pain reduces,” Chowdhury said. “If he were to continue playing with the pain, it would have resulted in a fracture.” Read more
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