Bangladesh news April 10, 2012

Rubel advised surgery for injured shoulder

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rubel Hossain, the Bangladesh fast bowler, has been advised surgery on his injured right shoulder. The operation could keep Rubel out of cricket for up to six months. He had picked up the injury during the home Test series against Pakistan in December, and was forced off the field after bowling just two overs in the opening game of the Bangladesh Premier League.

"We have done double MRIs and had to [crosscheck things], and that took some time," Debashish Chowdhury, the Bangladesh Cricket Board's physician, told the Daily Star. "We have submitted the official report yesterday [Sunday]. We have suggested that he needs an operation and it should be done in South Africa. It is getting a little late regarding Rubel [he should have the surgery at the earliest], and the operation is [expected to be] very complicated. We have no first-hand experience of it." The extent of the damage, and subsequently the degree of complication of the surgery, will be known only after Rubel consults with the doctor in South Africa.

"After the operation, he will [most likely] need six months to recover. If he [only requires a simpler] surgery, he will need six weeks to come back. He needs the operation because he can't throw or dive, though, he can still bowl."

Shafiul Islam, another of Bangladesh's injured fast bowlers, has also been asked to consult with a specialist in Cape Town. He too is hampered by a shoulder problem - he had done his shoulder some damage during last month's Asia Cup. Chowdhury said, however, it did not look as though Shafiul would require any surgery. "Shafiul can continue the conservative treatment that he is undertaking."

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  • Dummy4 on April 11, 2012, 10:43 GMT

    good luck hope it goes well

  • Dummy4 on April 11, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    guys do not worry becuz we have mash and nazmul...

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    I do not know, why we are going to SF for surgery.They should bring our kids to US.The best place for shoulder surgery.Good Luck.May Allah bless you guys.

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    Bangladesh really needs RUBEL AND SHAFIUL....cause they dont have option SHAHADAT is a flop bowler and they are only left with Robiul ,Mahambubul or by giving chance to new FAST BOWLERS .....i hope shafiul will be ok..thn we would have MASHRAFE AND SHAFIUL SO NEED 1 OR 2 MORE FAST BOWLER

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Hope both Rubel and Shafiul gets well soon.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on April 10, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Very Very bad news for Bangladesh cricket. Rubel is the most promising young fast bowler for BD. Now he'll miss Zim tour as well as World T-20. Probably he'll miss WI series too. So Bangladesh will suffer with their fast bowling dept again. He proved himself as a match-winner against KIWIS in 2010 taking 4 from 25 runs of 9.3 overs.

  • Sarfin on April 10, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    @Tahir Husainy, the reason is poor team management. They don't know how to take care a fast bowler. Remember the early days of Mashrafe? A bowler without any experience to play even club cricket in Dhaka and still used in long spell.

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    take care of pacers... Bangladesh need pacers..

  • TMoney on April 10, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    I really want to see the Mashrafe, Nazmul and Rubel combo in action as soon as possible. Rubel has been an improved bowler in a short amount of time and i wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    We somehow always end up with injured pacers. sigh

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