Ahmed returns home after sustaining head injury

Karachi: Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad is flying back home tonight (Tuesday night) to rest and recover from the head injury he received on day two (Monday) of the ongoing Test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

“Since Shehzad had been advised not to participate in sporting activity for a minimum of three weeks, and he could take no further part in the ongoing Test match, it was considered prudent to send him back home for complete rest and recuperation,” said manager Moin Khan.

Ahmed Shehzad was hit in the face while attempting a pull shot on a Corey Anderson bouncer on the second day of ongoing test match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed Shehzad was taken to a local hospital where he was examined by consultant plastic surgeon Dr. Rahul Tandon. After examining his CT scan the consultant confirmed that he had fracture of the right zygomatic arch but fortunately he did not require active surgical intervention at present and can be managed conservatively on pain killers and muscle relaxants for a week.

He has been advised not to take part in any sporting activity for the next three weeks. He will thus be flying back home where he will remain under the observation of Dr. Sohail Saleem, PCB’s Senior General Manager, Sports Medicine.

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