Shakib leaves hospital in Melbourne

Bangladesh Test and ODI skipper Shakib Al Hasan, currently in Australia for treatment, has left the hospital. After being admitted into a hospital in Melbourne for last five days, Shakib was discharged from the hospital Australian local time afternoon on Friday (October 12).

Shakib leaves hospital in Melbourne.
Shakib first sustained the injury in January this year.

However, as to when will Shakib return Bangladesh is a matter still undecided. Probably he will take the final decision after observing his health condition for several more days. In the meantime, he will continue his recovery process in Melbourne.

Shakib was suggested by the physicians at the Australian hospital that he should not undergo any surgery in at least next six months, as it may increase the risk factor involved with the operation. But his reports of the medical tests were said to come satisfactory.

Earlier, prior to his departure for Australia last Friday (October 5), the premier all-rounder had said that his injured finger would never be the same again.

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“This finger [his left little finger] will not be 100 per cent okay again. Since the bone is soft here, there is no possibility to fix it like it was before. By operating they [the doctors] will bring it to a position so that I can grip the bat well and continue my career as a cricketer,” Shakib had told the reporters.

Shakib initially sustained the injury during the tri-nation ODI final against Sri Lanka in January this year and was subsequently sidelined for two Tests and as many T20Is against the Lankans. Although he returned to action in March during the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka, and played a couple of series thereafter, he has never been 100 percent fit, and that worsened the matter to more severity.

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