Taskin Ahmed's Tests Future Looks Bleak with Chronic Back Problems

Published - 24 May 2018, 08:28 PM

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Bangladesh’s fast bowler, Taskin Ahmed’s Test career lies amidst uncertainties due to his chronic back injury.

Ahmed has had a disc-related problem on his back which might prevent him from taking part in Tests.

Due to his back issues, Taskin did not get considered for the T20I series against Afghanistan due to the ongoing recovery process.

In the last few months, Ahmed has been plagued with injuries. The Bangladeshi bowler is also undergoing a rehabilitation program with the physicians who are waiting to see how he responds.

Taskin Ahmed of Bangladesh celebrates the wicket of Luke Ronchi during the ICC Champions Trophy match at Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

I am having such a pain that I cannot get down from the bed. Please pray for my early recovery,” Taskin Ahmed posted on Facebook.

It’s a disc-related injury. The biggest problem is that you cannot guess anything, so we cannot say what will happen tomorrow despite watching him doing well today,” BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury told Cricbuzz on Wednesday.

Also, Chaudhary mentioned the medical team is aware of Taskin’s condition.

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He can play with the temporary arrangement: BCB physician

In his case, he is doing well for a couple of days, and suddenly the pain increases substantially at home. The disc related problem is such, and so it is difficult to make long-term plans with cricketers sustaining this kind of injury,” added the physician.

The MRI revealed his back injury does not require a surgery urgently. But, he is not responding ideally to the conservative management – a rehabilitation program designed with physiotherapy.

Taskin was deemed to have a promising career for Bangladesh post impressive spells at ICC World Cup 2015.

We need to do something in-between, and so we are thinking of giving him an injection on his backbone in one or two days. It might relieve the pain temporarily, but you cannot say that it will have a long-term effect,” continued Chaudhary.

He can play with the temporary arrangement. But even if he returns, we need to consider him only for ODIs and T20Is. Also, he cannot take part in longer-version cricket immediately as there is a possibility that it can increase the pain to a substantial extent,” concluded Debashish Chowdhury.


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