Younus advised 4 weeks rest

Updated: 05 October 2009 07:46 IST

Pakistan captain Younus Khan has been advised four weeks' rest to recover from his finger injury.

Karachi:

Pakistan captain Younus Khan has been advised four weeks' rest to recover from his finger injury.

Younus, who will return home on Monday, said when he suffered a hairline fracture in the little finger of his right hand during a warm up match against Sri Lanka, he was told to take four weeks' rest.

"But I decided to play by taking pain-killer injections.

Now I have been told to rest for four weeks to make a complete recovery from the injury," he said.

Dr Muhammad Ali Shah, a well known orthopedic surgeon and a member of the Pakistan cricket Board Governing Council, told PTI that he had advised Younus against playing with the injured finger.

"His performance without doubt was affected by the fracture. Even a hairline fracture is not easy to tolerate and there is lot of pain. He should have rested properly," Dr Shah said.

"I just hope he has not aggravated the injury by playing in the matches," Shah said.

Pakistan's next international commitment is a one-day series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from November 3 to 13.

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