Usman Khan sidelined for six months due to stress fracture
ANI | Updated: Nov 04, 2017 18:29 IST
The 23-year-old sustained the injury after Pakistan's narrow two-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second T20 in Abu Dhabi, and was subsequently forced to miss the final game of the tour - the historic T20I in Lahore.
Now, the medical screening confirmed a lumbar-bone stress in the back of Usman, who had stunned Lanka with impressive figures of five for 34 in just his second ODI two weeks ago.
As a result of the injury, Usman will remain out of action for at least six months.
Reflecting on Usman's injury, Pakistan head coach said that though the news is disappointing, it would give him best chance to recover quickly.
"It is disappointing but this [course of treatment] will give him the best chance of recovering as quickly as possible," ESPNcricinfo quoted Usman, as saying.