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Tamim undergoes surgery on troublesome wrist

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 13, 2010

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Tamim Iqbal top scored for Bangladesh but once again received little support from the rest of the batsmen, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Asia Cup, Dambulla, June 18, 2010
Tamim Iqbal has been playing with the injury since November © Associated Press
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Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh opening batsman, has undergone surgery to treat his troublesome left wrist. His recovery will put him out of action for the next six to eight weeks, starting with the ODI series against New Zealand.

The 90-minute procedure, which involved the removal of bone fragments from the base of his left third metacarpal, was performed at the Glenferrie private hospital in Melbourne. Bangladesh physio Michael Henry confirmed the success of the procedure. "The recovery takes around two months in such cases. However, we will have a clearer idea once we get a detailed update from Dr. Greg Hoy [who performed the surgery]. Tamim is definitely out of the ODI series against New Zealand next month as he will be going through a rehabilitation programme," Henry said.

Tamim first picked the injury in November last year and subsequent scans revealed a hairline fracture. Despite being advised against batting, he continued to play and aggravated the injury during a domestic match. Tamim fought the pain barrier to play in the Lord's Test against England, despite struggling with the injury throughout the tour. The Bangladesh Cricket Board eventually decided to send him to Australia for a review, during which the surgery was prescribed.

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