Shakib Al Hasan has had an emergency operation on his injured little finger in his left hand, after he became infected during the Cup of Asia. The pus had spread badly, going up to his left wrist, which was only seen when he had gone to a hospital in Dhaka on Thursday, hours after arriving from Dubai.
Doctors have told you that you will have to wait up to three weeks for surgery on your injured finger, which will keep you out of competitive cricket for up to three months.
"By the time I got to the hospital, the doctors told me I had to get the pus out as soon as possible," Shakib told Prothom Alo . "Any delay would put me in serious danger as the infection spread to my wrist." If I had waited a few more days, my wrist would have been disabled.
"I feel better after I have extracted the pus, but the problem is that the infection does not disappear, there is not going to be surgery on my injured finger. It will take another 2-3 weeks to fix it. After the surgery I will need eight weeks, which means that I am gone for three months. "
Shakib noticed for the first time a swelling around his injured finger during the Asian Cup.It is understood that the infection began to form around the base of his small The Bangladesh physiologist Tihan Chandramohan sent Shakib's X-rays and scanned reports regularly to doctors in Australia and England, one of whom suggested there might be an infection.
Last Monday, Shakib submitted to Another examination as his pain had become unbearable, forcing him to withdraw from the Asian Cup.Shakib said that Chandramohan should have detected what was wrong when the swelling had increased around his injured finger.
been in this state for the last 14-15 days. The doctor immediately understood what had happened, but our physiotherapist could not find out. It is true that the physio could not detect the problem. There was a bit of an error, so you have to take some responsibility. But I will not blame him completely. Nobody knew he would become infected, "he said.
Shakib added that he had decided to play in the Asian Cup after the physiotherapist told him there is no danger in doing so.
" The BCB president [Nazmul Hassan] asked me if he could play in the Asian Cup or he could go to surgery. He told me to make the decision. When I asked the physio about the damage it might have, he told me it would not be so dangerous. Then I decided that since the Asian Cup is important to us, I will play 4-5 games in pain, "said Shakib.
He had been injured in January, during the final of the ODI tri-series in Mirpur. a sprain with some tissue damage and missed the Test and T20I series against Sri Lanka, which Bangladesh lost, then returned to the side, reportedly at the request of Nazmul Hassan during the Nidahas Trophy, which was scheduled to miss I already who had not recovered enough from the injury of the finger.
After playing the T20I series against Afghanistan and the complete tour of the West Indies from June to August, Shakib said he needed the finger surgery before the Cup. Asia But hours later, Hassan suggested that he could also "play and endure the pain [as he had done for the past six months]".