Pakistan suffered a setback on Thursday with tempo bowler Khurram Shahzad dominated out of their collection towards Australia after pulling up sore following a heavy defeat within the first Take a look at.
The 24-year-old impressed on his debut in Perth, ending with match figures of 5-128, eradicating Steve Smith twice.
However he complained of discomfort and scans confirmed a stress fracture within the ribs together with an stomach muscle tear.
“PCB will now consult a specialist in Australia after which a final management protocol will be established for the player,” the Pakistan Cricket Board stated in a press release.
“He will then return to Lahore, where he will continue his injury management and rehabilitation.”
The Inexperienced Shirts already had a weakened bowling assault after speedster Naseem Shah was omitted from the tour because of a long-term damage.
Spinner Abrar Ahmed missed the Perth Take a look at, which they misplaced by 360 runs, with leg discomfort, however may return for the second match in Melbourne that begins December 26.
Pakistan, who haven’t received a Take a look at in Australia since 1995, have Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim of their squad as potential replacements for Shahzad.