Hand bruises throw Nazmul Islam out of action for three weeks

On Tuesday, Bangladesh Cricket Board physician Debashish Chowdhury revealed that left hand spinner Nazmul Islam Apu has been thrown out of all actions for at least three weeks after injuring his left hand while follow through during the third and last T20I match against West Indies. He was given a full three week rest following the mishap. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ তিন সপ্তাহের জন্য মাঠের বাইরে অপু]

Debashish Chowdhury said, “The wound is quite bad in the left hand of Nazmul Islam Apu. His back side of left hand was bruised in four spots after being moiled under the spikes of batsman. Fortunately X ray report revealed no fracture in the bone, resulting a soft tissue injury only. The stitches that has been given will be removed after three weeks. The span of time needed to heal the injury could be assumed after that.”

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The duration of rehabilitation threatens the spinner’s availability to the imminent Asia Cup, scheduled to take place from September 15 to 28.

Debashish Chowdhury further said, “He will be out of action for three weeks. Proper rest is essential to heal this sort of wounds. After that he will have to go through a rehabilitation program. Grossly, there are no possibilities for him to join in action within three weeks.”

During the third and final T20I match at Lauderhill in Florida, Nazmul Islam Apu slipped to the ground bowling the third delivery of the fourth over when non striker Chadwick Walton overstepped into the bowler’s hand badly hurting with boot spikes.

Bangladesh thrashed West Indies both in the limited over and T20I series by 2-1.

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