Usman Khan Shinwari. – A file photo

PESHAWAR, 4 November: Pakistan fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari is confronting with injury problems after series against Sri Lanka.

Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler sustained back injury during series against Sri Lanka. Sources said the results of the first scan of back injury were not very encouraging, while the second report is expected to arrive on Monday.

The PCB medical penal Doctor Sohail Saleem told the board officials that the extent of the injury and time required for the recovery will be ascertained only after arrival of the second scan report. Usman Shinwari also suffered from similar injury earlier, and the recovery process took three years.

Usman Shinwari, who hails from FATA, was declared man of the match after taking five wickets in the last one-day match against Sri Lanka.