Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has been ruled out of home Tests against Sri Lanka after fresh CT scans revealed cortical rib fractures, involving ninth rib on the right side and eighth and ninth ribs on the left side. The fractures to the pacer will require up to six weeks to heal.
The 25-year-old pacer will start a rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore from Monday. Hasan, after passing fitness tests, had rejoined Central Punjab for their ninth round Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy fixture against
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 22 November. However, prior to the match, he complained of pain on his left side for which he underwent precautionary scans in Karachi that revealed fractures.
The fractures were confirmed in the follow-up scans that were carried out in Lahore.
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