Hasan Ali, the highest seeded Pakistani bowler, is likely to miss the first few games of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) third edition due to an ankle injury.
Hasan suffered the ankle injury during a practice session in New Zealand and subsequently, he also missed the deciding T20I which Pakistan won by 18-runs.
According to the reports, Hasan twisted his ankle while playing football as part of the team training.
Following 24-hours of conservative management, he was declared unfit for the last T20I game and was asked to take rest.
Pakistani team physiotherapist, Vib Singh, said:
On assessment he showed signs of swelling and tenderness across the lateral ankle ligaments. Once the swelling reduces, it will give us a better indication as to the extent of the injury.
The doctors advised Hasan to take at least four-weeks rest and only after that will he be able to resume light training.
Vib Singh further added:
For now we will immobilize the ankle and manage it conservatively to prevent it from further being exacerbated.
Due to this reason, Hasan won’t be able to feature for Peshawar Zalmi in time. PSL’s next edition is set to start from 22nd February.