Hasan Ali Unlikely to Undergo Back Surgery

Hasan Ali Unlikely to Undergo Back Surgery

Hasan Ali Unlikely to Undergo Back Surgery

Hasan Ali is responding well to his virtual rehab session and may no longer need to undergo surgery for his back injury. 

The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that pacer Hasan Ali may return to the competitive cricket scene sooner than expected. This is after Ali is seen to be responding well to the virtual rehabilitation session which was given to him to recuperate faster from his back injury. With his great response to the treatment, he may no longer be required to undergo surgery. 

The online rehabilitation is conducted under the supervision of neurosurgeon Asif Bashi and spinal therapist Prof. Peter O’Sullivan, and the PCB medical team. Last week, the medical team had been satisfied with Ali’s progress but they will continue to check over the next five weeks. 

Ali complained of a back problem in 2019 and had led him to pull out of their tour against Australia. The said problem resurfaced on the eve of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match. With that, he has been diagnosed with excessive stress in his lower back by the PCB medical panel last April.

PCB medical and Sports Sciences Director Dr Sohail Saleem says, ‘Hasan Ali picking up injuries around the same area twice in less than a year was not a normal thing. Consequently, we consulted some of the best and most experienced specialists and it is heartening to hear their feedback following the opening online rehabilitation session in which Hasan showed no signs of symptomatic regression’. 

‘He is under the treatment of the very best in the business and hopefully, he will return fitter and stronger to competitive cricket without any surgery’, he added. 

Even though Ali doesn’t have a central contract, he will still be offered financial assistance by the PCB until he returns to competitive cricket. 

Ali was considered to be one of the assets of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 victory. Aside from that, he also pays for the Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League. To know more about this sports league, check out Betwala. 

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