Thumb injury may keep Masrafe out of cricket for 4-6 weeks
Observer Online Desk
Bangladesh limited overs captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza may remain out of cricket for four to six weeks due to fracture on his right thumb during the third and final T20 international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
Bangladesh physio Dean Conway said, "Masrafe had an X-ray done immediately after the match and the report has confirmed a fractured right metacarpal. Recovery is expected to take between four to six weeks and will be followed by a short rehab. The injured area will be put in a caste as he recovers."
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal hurt his left thumb while fielding and also had an X-ray after the match.
"The thumb is sore but the X-ray has come clear. We will review his condition after 48 hours," Conway was quoted as saying in a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) statement.
The physio also informed that opener Imrul Kayes, whose left knee hit the digital board near the boundary's edge during an attempted catch, did not require a scan today but will be assessed after 48 hours.