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Bangladesh pace bowler Rubel Hossain underwent surgery after colliding with a door and breaking his jaw.
Rubel sustained the injury at the hotel where Bangladesh were staying the day after their loss to India in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy on June 14.
According to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) physician Monirul Amin, Rubel, who is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks, was lucky not to have suffered a more serious injury.
“I think Rubel narrowly escaped serious injury because it could have been severe had it hit the eye. A fracture was diagnosed in the zygomatic arch,” Amin said. “After discussing with surgeons we went for surgery and accordingly Rubel underwent surgery today [Wednesday]. Everything is okay now and he will be released from hospital tomorrow if the X-ray report shows everything is fine.”
With Bangladesh’s next assignment being a Test series on home soil against Australia in August, Amin confirmed that Rubel is likely to be available for selection.
“We hope he will be fine after that period, and make himself available for selection for the Australia series,” Amin told AFP.