Karachi: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has suffered another injury setback which could keep him out of the game for six months.
The 25-year-old missed out on central contracts yesterday due to his bad form and injuries in the last twelve months. The injury is identified as an intervertebral disc protrusion which in the worst case can lead to the surgery.
According to sources, head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has said that the pacer has been feeling discomfort since April 30 and might have picked injury in the recently-suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.
Hasan is currently undergoing treatment as he consulted a local neurosurgeon and engaged an Australian physiotherapist for recovery.
The PCB had intended him to fly abroad but with globally restricted lockdowns and travel restrictions, all consultations are currently being carried out via a video link.
It must be noted that Hasan had suffered a back injury during the initial round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Lahore after which he underwent a seven-week rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA)
He came back in the final round of the tournament but suffered a rib fracture in November, ruling him out for six months.