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Health Bulletins on Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hafeez

Mohali, March 21, 2016: During the warmup/fielding segment of the three-hour training session today, Wahab Riaz was accidentally hit by a ball on a throw at his left temporal region above his ear. On inspection the team doctor and physio therapist Dr Sohail Saleem (who incidentally is head of Pakistan Cricket Board?s Medical and Sports Sciences Department) found the left-arm fast bowler with ?mild swelling but no loss of consciousness, vomiting or delusions and he was very well oriented in time and space.

?His strength and reflexes were also found to be normal.

?He himself walked over to the dressing room from the ground. Subsequently he was taken to a medical facility for C.T. Scan as a precautionary measure, which confirmed that there was no fracture in the cranium and pericranial soft tissue appeared normal.

?He was also seen by a neurologist at the same hospital, who declared him normal.

?Wahab is being kept under supervision of the team doctor and physio overnight in his hotel room. His fitness to feature in?tomorrow?s?fixture shall be decided by?Tuesday?afternoon?.

Mohammad Hafeez:

According to team doctor and physio therapist Dr Sohail Saleem, ?The senior batsman complained of pain in the right knee a couple of days ago. He was administered physio treatment several times but the pain didn?t subside.

?On examination he was suspected to be having a strain of one of ligament in his right knee.

?He was sent for an MRI immediately after arrival in Mohali from Kolkatta. The MRI report received today revealed bone contusion/edema in the inter-condylar region of the femur.

?There was also minimal amount of fluid in the knee joint.

?He would be further inspected?on Tuesday, but it is likely that he would not be able to take part in the match against Black Caps.?