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Mohammad Irfan may go Australia for hip surgery

KARACHI: Fast bowler of National cricket team, Mohammad Irfan, who is undergoing a rehabilitation program at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, would visit Australia for a hip surgery if fail to show desired progress, ARY News has learnt.

According to sources, Dr Sohail Saleem, the PCB doctor informed that there are two fractures in Irfan’s  Ischium bone.

"Since he has an extraordinary build, his bones are bigger and that is why it is taking him more time to recover. He may be sent to Australia for a surgery if needed but at the moment he needs two to three weeks of rehabilitation before we decide if he still requires a surgery", Dr Sohail Saleem added.

He said that PCB’s medical board is following Irfan’s case on a daily basis and treating him accordingly.

 Dr Sohail Saleem expressed hope the 31-year old seamer will be fine and will be playing international cricket again as they are assessing his progress and his reports will also be sent to Australia for a second opinion.

Mohammad Irfan was the part of Pakistan’s team in the series against South Africa, played in UAE in November 2013, where he suffered a hairline fracture on his hip and was ruled out.

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