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The infection in Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s hand is under control, according to a medical report he received on Tuesday.
Shakib had to get pus removed from the base of his little finger on his left hand after it swelled up pretty badly during the Asia Cup.
Despite receiving good news about the infection in his hand, Shakib will have to continue taking antibiotics – in injection form – for another week before he can return home from Melbourne.
Shakib has been closely monitored by Dr Greg Hoy, who will check on his finger once again before deciding what the next course of action will be.
“The report is good. The infection is under control. Full recovery will take time though,” Shakib told Prothom Alo as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
While Shakib will be out of action for three months, should the pain in his finger subside, he won’t need to have it surgically repaired.