Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day December 11, 2011

Rubel Hossain injures right shoulder

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rubel Hossain, the Bangladesh fast bowler, has suffered a right shoulder injury while fielding on the third day of the Chittagong Test against Pakistan and will miss the rest of the game. The team management has sent him to Dhaka for an MRI. Rubel will not be available to bat in the second innings in which Bangladesh are tottering at 134 for 3. Bangladesh need another 325 runs to make Pakistan bat again.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board's physician Debashish Chowdhury said the injury did not appear to be serious. "It looks like the injury is not serious but we have to wait for the MRI report to know exactly what has happened to his shoulder," Chowdhury said. "We can only talk about his treatment after the report.

"Initially there was no swelling but after two hours there was some swelling in his right [bowling] shoulder which is not a good sign. The shoulder is not dislocated but what the bowler himself claimed was that it was dislocated first and then relocated. In that case it will take time but again we have to wait for the MRI report."

Rubel had to leave the field on the third day of the Test after he fell while trying to dive to save a boundary.

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  • Ali on December 12, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    Agreed with Nezan Arthas, It is happening after players are way too busy is T20 format cricket.

  • Dummy4 on December 12, 2011, 7:21 GMT

    at the end of the day it is cricket... not the most demanding sports. If there are a lot of injuries then teams need to invest more time/money in their training programs. athletes should be able to play every day

  • Manesh on December 12, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    NOW, BD fans has another excuse for loss! lol

  • Dummy4 on December 12, 2011, 1:03 GMT

    Fitness has been big issue since T20 has been introduce. I am not just saying that so I can blame it on T20, but that is what I noticed. I think nowadays players play more t20 matches at domestic level which does not prepare their body for long format of the game.

  • Lakmal on December 11, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    what's happening to world cricket? Lots of players are getting injuires day by day.Look at the SL team.all fast bowlers have been injured,and now Sanga!

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