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Shaheen Afridi advised two weeks of rehabilitation after knee injury in T20 World Cup final | Cricket News

LAHORE: Shaheen Shah Afridi, spearhead of Pakistani pace, has been given a two-week rehabilitation period after hurting his knee during the T20 World Cup Final against England in Melbourne.
The 22-year-old was forced off the field after again injuring his right knee while making a catch from England batter Harry Brook in the 13th over of England’s pursuit.
Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has received two weeks of rehabilitation after he landed awkwardly while taking the catch from Harry Brook at Sunday’s ICC Men’s. World Cup T20 2022 final in Melbourne,” Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement.
“The scan performed Monday morning prior to the team’s departure for Pakistan confirmed that there were no signs of injury and that the knee discomfort was likely ‘due to a forced knee flexion during landing’.”
Afridi had previously suffered a joint injury to his right knee during a test match against Sri Lanka in July, but had reached out to the team for the flagship T20.
On Sunday, Afridi had returned to the field and tried to throw the 16th, but was unable to finish.
“The scans were discussed between PCB’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Najeebullah Soomro, and Australian knee specialist, Dr Peter D’Alessandro, and it was reassuring to know there were no injuries. The left arm fast bowler is feeling better and is in high spirits.
“Shaheen will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning program designed to strengthen his knee at the National High Performance Center a few days after his return to Pakistan.”
Afridi, who took 11 wickets in seven matches during the T20 World Cup, is likely to miss the home Test series against England and New Zealand in December-January.
“Shaheen’s return to international cricket will be conditional on the successful completion of the champion fast bowler’s rehabilitation program and approval by medical staff,” the PCB said.
Afridi’s injury was a key moment in the final as Iftikhar Ahmed, who completed his over, allowed a four and a six as England chased the goal with six balls left.

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