LAHORE - Wahab Riaz progress in terms of improvement has been impressive as he along with Junaid Khan have been rehabilitating from their respective injuries here at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for the last three weeks.

In his health bulletin on Wahab and Junaid, PCB general manager sports medicine Dr Sohail Saleem said: “Wahab Riaz progress in terms of improvement has been impressive. The tenderness on or around his knee seems to have been resolved to a great extent. There is no swelling around the knee joint and his range of movement has also improved. For the last two days, he has had pain-free bowling and batting sessions.”

“His priopioception though still needs a little more work. As of today, he bowled a spell consisting of one warm-up over and four full-speed overs. His bowling comprised of all sorts of deliveries, with full-length variety being predominant,” he added.

“His usual routine consists of pool and workouts, fartlak running, batting for more than 30 minutes and bowling five-over spells and physio work out. His full match fitness can only be ascertained after he has played a first-class game on and around the first week of November. In the meantime, he has been advised to continue working according to the rehab plan prescribed for him.” Disclosing health report of Junaid, Dr Sohail said: “He has also shown some improvement. There is no pain during the wool workout, going up the stairs or during daily-life activities. There is very little swelling around his knee now and there has been no incidence of locking since the last week. His strength in thigh muscle still needs to be worked out more.”

“Today, he was examined by an orthopedic surgeon, Dr Waqar Farooqi. Accordingly, he was advised to continue with the existing protocol with gradual increments over the next three weeks. His MRI will be repeated after another six weeks to measure improvement.”