Shaheen Shah Afridi injury should heal within three to four months according to the former chief medical officer of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Dr. Sohail Salim.
According to Dr. Sohail Salim, “If Shaheen’s injury does not result in more injuries, it will take him three to four months to recover.”
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Former cricketers believe that the injury suffered by the left-arm pacer during the England innings turned the match for Pakistan since Babar needed him to get crucial wickets.
He missed an important T20I season after suffering the same injury he sustained in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle which forced him to miss nearly three months of cricket.
A decision by the cricket board’s medical board to proceed with the surgery could result in a more serious procedure that may take up to seven months, which would be a huge blow to the national team, said Dr. Sohail.
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A red ball and white ball series will be hosted at home by the national team over the next six months. Over the course of the series, eight One-Day Internationals will be played along with five Tests.