Bangladesh cricket August 8, 2009

Mortaza to undergo surgery on both knees

Cricinfo staff

Mashrafe Mortaza will have arthroscopic surgery on both knees in Australia after sustaining an injury during Bangladesh's tour of the West Indies. The surgery is likely to be performed on Monday, after which an assessment will be made on the extent of the injury and the possible duration for recovery.

Mortaza had injured his right knee while bowling on the third day of the first Test against West Indies in St Vincent, and missed the remainder of the tour as he returned to Bangladesh. He then flew to Melbourne for treatment under Dr David Young, with Shakib Al Hasan replacing him as captain.