Monday Apr 05, 2021
All-rounder Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the remainder of Pakistan's African tour after suffering a left toe injury during the second ODI defeat to South Africa on Sunday.
"X-rays conducted following the match revealed an “intra articular communicated fracture” though there is neither any displacement nor angulation," a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
"The injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a four-week rehab."
The injury means that Shadab will no longer be available for selection in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, the upcoming T20I series against the same opposition as well as the Zimbabwe series after that.
The 22-year-old, generally considered to be one of the fittest players in the national fold, has had several injuries in the recent past.
Late last year, he was ruled out of the New Zealand tour and the South Africa home series due to a thigh injury.