Shadab Khan gives update on his injury

The cricketer won't be available to Sussex for upcoming matches

By Web Desk
May 27, 2023
Shadab Khan got injured during T20 Vitality Blast - T20 Vitality Blast

Pakistan's white-ball format vice-captain Shadab Khan will take rest for some days after undergoing concussion tests following his nasty collision on the field.

Shadab made his debut for Sussex against Somerset in Vitality Blast on Friday. The all-rounder suffered a concussion after he collided with fellow fielder Nathan McAndrew while chasing a catch chance. 

Both the fielders fell to the ground and were given immediate medical attention. McAndrew returned to the field after a while but Shadab missed the remaining match. 

Following all the gossip about Shadab's fitness, the cricketer himself took to Twitter to give an update. 

"Alhamdulilah I am better and feeling good. My concussion tests are all done. As a precaution, I will take rest for a few days. Thank you for all your prayers and support," he wrote.

Earlier, Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace also confirmed that Shadab was doing fine. "Shadab is alright. He has a bit of a sore neck. The doctor felt that it was best to take him out of the game, nervous about obviously concussion. They both are alright, that’s the most important thing. It could have been a lot worse. They are both okay and there are no nasty injuries, so that’s a good sign," he had said after the match. 

While batting, Shadab could only score nine runs off eight balls including a maximum. 

Sussex set a 184-run target for Somerset. Skipper Ravi Bopara scored unbeaten 88 runs to help his team set a good total. 

In reply, Somerset chased down the target with three balls to spare. Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored highest 72 runs laced with five boundaries and as many sixes.