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    Shoaib to undergo knee surgery tomorrow in Melbourne

    Shoaib Akhtar will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knees in Melbourne tomorrow, a process that will shed more light on how serious the degenerative arthiritic condition is and how it will affect his career.
    Saleem Altaf, PCB director, told Cricinfo, "The surgery is tomorrow. We spoke to Dr David Young who is handling it and he said the knees weren't in particularly good shape. The left knee is worse apparently than the right one although there is fluid in the right knee."
    There have been concerns that the injury could be a career-threatening one; Saqlain Mushtaq was said to have suffered a similar problem a few years back and is currently struggling to make a comeback, having aborted several efforts to do so. Altaf was unwilling to spell out how serious the condition was: "We will know more about it tomorrow after the surgery. It can be a serious thing but it also depends on how Shoaib handles the rehab. After the surgery, he will have a two-month rehabilitation period which takes him to May. That is a minimum period and if he works hard in that time, then he could be fit again for England." Shoaib was understandably concerned and a "little low", according to Altaf before he left for Australia.
    A prominent orthopedic surgeon in Pakistan, Dr Mohammad Ali Shah, felt that the degenerative disease was a common injury. "After a certain age, it happens to everyone," he told Press Trust of India. "Domestic people get it after an average of 30 years while sportsmen catch it early because of the stress they put on their knees that perform the duties of shock absorbers. In arthroscopic surgery, we insert a small instrument inside the knee and scruff the damaged portions. It helps to prolong the careers of the sportsmen by three to four years. It is not a serious injury if diagnosed early and operated perfectly."
    The injury - and concerns over its seriousness - is another twist in a career with as many twists as a pretzel. Having missed most of last year with a concoction of injury, fitness and disciplinary issues, Shoaib returned to the Pakistan side before the series against England in November and proceeded to have what many believe to be his most successful series. He took 17 wickets, scored valuable runs and helped Pakistan to an important 2-0 Test victory and 3-2 ODI win.
    Even in that series there were concerns about his left ankle, especially before the final Test at Lahore but Shoaib played on and did so during the ODIs as well. The ankle flared up again during the final Test in Karachi against India and although he played, he was forced to sit out of the one-day series straight after. During the series, the PCB revealed he was carrying a stress fracture in his left ankle, which ruled him out of the Sri Lanka tour in March.
    But news of the latest knee injury has surprised a few people in Pakistan, not least because it has happened so suddenly. It has also emerged amid renewed mutterings of problems with his action. After the Faisalabad Test against India, Greg Chappell was quoted by an Indian TV channel allegedly questioning Shoaib's action. Cricinfo learnt recently that one of the on-field umpires had brought to the team management's notice some concern about Shoaib's action although he had done so privately and no official complaint was lodged.
    It is the timing of this injury and enforced absence - coinciding as it does with an increase in speculation about his action - that has got people talking. The PCB, however, has vehemently denied all stories of his action coming under renewed scrutiny. Shaharyar Khan, PCB chairman, told Cricinfo recently, "The ICC has told me there is nothing against Shoaib because if there was it has to come out and be reported to them. No report has been received, nothing has been done and the status quo that his action is fine remains."

    SOURCE: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/c...ry/238879.html

    Best of luck to Shoaib.
    Lets pray that he will be fit to play competivie cricket soon, Inshallah.
    Incompetent Clueless Clowns: ICC

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    Hope everything goes well for him Inshallah! alot of question marks on our attack, hopefully shoaib is ready for egland series if not he still has time till he gets fully fit for wc!

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      I heard the doctor on TV and he was saying that he should be fit to bowl in 8 weeks time.

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        Originally posted by ehsan
        I heard the doctor on TV and he was saying that he should be fit to bowl in 8 weeks time.
        2 that all i can say is wow!!! you sure the docs eyes werent red? because listening 2 others they are saying this is a lng time injury!

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          Originally posted by Khyber22
          2 that all i can say is wow!!! you sure the docs eyes werent red? because listening 2 others they are saying this is a lng time injury!
          if not diagnosed at an early stage or left untreated, than yes it is.
          According to doctors, in shoaib's case, he is getting the right treatment at the right time, however it will be more clear after the surgery.
          Incompetent Clueless Clowns: ICC

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            damn! Its not very long ago when he made a blastic come back and inspired everyone on both sides. May he recovers quickly. He started to use his talent at its peak and became a real threat to mice like Dravidz, Tendz and Trescothicks. :
            charah saazon se alag hai mayar mera kay main
            zakham khaaonga tou kuch aur nikhar jaaonga

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              PCB quashes rumours over Shoaib's action

              A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday vehemently rubbished speculations that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had gone to Australia to undergo a biomechanic test on his bowling action after questions were raised during the recent home Test series against India.
              "These are all baseless rumours. Shoaib can't even run, so where does the question of him undergoing biomechanic tests on his action in Australia arise," Saleem Altaf, Director Cricket Operations, told `The News'.
              "He has gone to Australia to purely consult a knee specialist Dr. David Young, who has by the way, told us he'll be operating upon both knees on Tuesday to remove pieces of cartilage which are floating," Altaf said.
              Considerable controversy was created during the series against India when the Indian coach Greg Chappell and a noted commentator raised questions over Shoaib's action which has not been tested under the ICC's new bowling action review protocol that came into effect last March.
              Shoaib's compatriot pacer Shabbir Ahmed has been banned for 12 months under the new protocol for having an illegal action. Altaf said Shoaib had gone to Melbourne to consult Young as he had a serious knee injury coupled with a stress fracture of the ankle. "The specialist will carry out the surgery to remove floating bodies in both his knees. It's a clean up," he said, adding, "Shoaib is also suffering from a degenerative arthritis related problem, for which another surgery might be required."
              Altaf said Shoaib, who has taken 165 Test and 199 One-day International wickets, is going to require a minimum of six to eight weeks to recover from the knee operation and resume training. "On Tuesday the surgery being carried out is not a radical one; it is basically to clean up cartilage pieces. But after this operation is done the specialist will have some more tests to see what is causing the other problems and whether that also requires surgery. Our orthopaedic specialist will also be sent latest reports by Young and will see if more radical surgery is required."
              Shoaib, 30, had already been told to rest for around six weeks to recover from a stress fracture of his ankle that has ruled him out of next month's tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan play two Tests and three One-day Internationals against the Sri Lankans.
              Shoaib also missed Pakistan's 4-1 loss to India earlier this month in the home one-day series. Altaf said Pakistan obviously wanted to do everything within its powers to have Shoaib fully fit for the England tour from late June. "But everything depends on how long it takes him to make a complete recovery."

              SOURCE: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/c...ry/238946.html



              This is the height of bullcrap. What else they will say next? Probably when Shoaib will be all fit to play against England, they will say that, see he went to Australia, got his biomechanic test done, and secretly got approval from ICC.

              Jalnay wallon ka moon kala:rocketup: :rocketup:
              Incompetent Clueless Clowns: ICC

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                Originally posted by fkhan2
                Jalnay wallon ka moon kala:rocketup: :rocketup:
                Khan Jee, itna unchaa na bolein, hamaray parosi aajayengey.

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                  Any updates on the surgery's success? Apparently this is the same condition Saqlain had and despite being just a spinner he still is struggling to make a comeback. Future is looking bleak for Shoaib .
                  who stole the sun from the sky

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                    Shoaib advised two-month recovery period

                    By our correspondent

                    KARACHI: Pakistanís top fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has finally undergone orthoscopy surgery on both his knees in Melbourne, Australia and has been advised an initial recovery period of two months.

                    A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official confirmed on Wednesday that the surgery was carried out on Wednesday by Dr David Young, a well-known knee specialist who had also sent reports of the operation and of latest tests and scans for reference of the Boardís medical panel of experts.

                    "Our Boardís doctor Sohail Saleem had a discussion with Shoaib after the surgery and he is fine but he has been advised complete rest for the next few weeks. He is definitely ruled out of this monthís tour of Sri Lanka," the official stated.

                    He said the Australian doctor would determine on Thursday how long Shoaib needs to rest and then start a rehabilitation process but has estimated the recovery period to at least two months.

                    Concern has been expressed in cricket quarters over the knee problem faced by Shoaib, as there are many instances in international cricket of players generally facing recurrence of the same problems time and again.

                    England captain Michael Vaughan is a prime example and is said to suffer from the same ailment that has struck Shoaib. Vaughan had to return from Pakistan recently after the Test series after hurting his knees, which were operated upon three years ago. And earlier this week he also returned home from India after the old knee problem flared up again.

                    Pakistanís off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has also failed to make a 100 percent recovery from a knee operation carried out in 2004 in England.

                    The PCB official said the Australian surgeon had carried out the operation to remove floating pieces of damaged cartilage in the knees and to suck out excessive fluid, which was causing Shoaib a lot of problems. "Weíll get a much clearer picture of where Shoaib stands on Thursday," he added.

                    The fast bowler, who made a roaring comeback to the national team against England last October after a ten-month lay-off, is also carrying a stress fracture of the anklebone.

                    The Board official said in a way Shoaib was lucky that his stress fracture was healing properly in the same period that he would undergo rehabilitation for the knee problem.

                    The News

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                      It is very critical ,, Inshallah he will recover 100% :amamah:
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                        Originally posted by Raindance
                        It is very critical ,, Inshallah he will recover 100% :amamah:
                        Insha-Allah he will!

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                          Good luck Shaoibi!!!! Allah karay jaldi theek ho jaaye, ab tou sudhar raha hai, we need him now

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                            Originally posted by Raindance
                            It is very critical ,, Inshallah he will recover 100% :amamah:
                            Rainy do you have any more news regarding Shobi current status?
                            Incompetent Clueless Clowns: ICC

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                              Shoaib Akhtar hopes to be fit for the England Tour

                              Karachi, Mar 2 (PTI) Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is hopeful of becoming fit for Pakistan's tour of England after he went under the knife for the repair of his damaged knees in a Melbourne hospital recently.

                              Talking to PTI over phone from Melbourne, the 30-year-old said Dr David Young, who removed floating bodies from both his knees in an arthroscopic surgery, was optimistic that he would regain complete fitness in the next eight weeks.

                              "Dr Young told me that the surgery was a success and I would be able to get back on my feet by Monday. In another eight weeks, I would be able to get back to business which means I should be able to catch the flight to England," Akhtar said.

                              Pakistan will tour England between July and September this year and will play four Tests and five one-day internationals.

                              The Rawalpindi Express, who has 165 Test and 199 one-day wickets, dispelled impressions that he would undergo another surgery for a degenerative arthritis related problem.

                              "There will be no further surgeries. In fact, I had two surgeries within six hours when the bleeding in my left knee didn't stop and the doctors had to re-switch the wound," he said.

                              Akhtar said Dr Young would send a comprehensive report on his injury to the Pakistan Cricket Board. "Dr Young has told me that he would recommend the PCB not to over-stress me because that can recur the injury which may end my career prematurely. PTI

                              Press Trust Of India

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                              Ya-Allah tera shuker hai!

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