Lahore, October 31, 2014 (PPI-OT): Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan have been rehabilitating from their respective injuries at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for the last three weeks. Following is the Health Bulletin on Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan by Dr. Sohail Saleem, General Manager, Sports Medicine, PCB, based here at the NCA, under whose expert watch and supervision the pace-bowling duo is being put through recovery and rehab.
“Wahab Riaz progress in terms of improvement has been impressive. The tenderness on or around his knee seems to have been resolved to a great extent. There is no swelling around the knee joint and his range of movement has also improved. For the last 2 days, he has had pain-free bowling and batting sessions.
“His priopioception though still needs a little more work. “As of today he bowled a spell consisting of one warm-up over and four full-speed overs. His bowling comprised of all sorts of deliveries, with full-length variety being predominant.
“His usual routine consists of pool and workouts, fartlak running, batting for more than 30 minutes and bowling five-over spells and physio work out. “His full match fitness can only be ascertained after he has played a first-class game on and around the first week of November. “In the meantime he has been advised to continue working according to the rehab plan prescribed for him.”
“He has also shown some improvement. There is no pain during the wool workout, going up the stairs or during daily-life activities. There is very little swelling around his knee now and there has been no incidence of locking since the last week. His strength in thigh muscle still needs to be worked out more.
“Today he was examined by an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Waqar Farooqi. Accordingly, he was advised to continue with the existing protocol with gradual increments over the next three weeks. His MRI will be repeated after another six weeks to measure improvement.”
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