Shakib to play on despite diagnosis of eye condition

2 min read

Shakib Al Hasan diagnosed with retinal condition in left eye but likely to continue playing. He is expected to play for Rangpur Riders in their BPL match against Khulna Tigers on January 26 despite the condition.

BCB press release stated that Shakib reported vision issues and visited an eye specialist in Singapore.

“Shakib has been complaining of subtle issues with his left eye,” said BCB senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury. “After consulting ophthalmologists in Bangladesh and abroad and after multiple eye assessments, it was confirmed that he is suffering from extrafoveal Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSR) of the left eye.

“It has been decided that a conservative approach will be adopted for managing the issue for now. CSR is a condition that affects the retina, leading to visual disturbances. The medical team overseeing Shakib’s case is optimistic about managing the condition effectively with a conservative approach.”

Riders’ first game of the season saw Shakib’s return after a finger injury during the 2023 ODI World Cup. Despite Shakib’s 2 for 16, Riders went down by five wickets.

Rideers’ captain Nurul Hasan said: “He [Shakib] has been struggling with eyesight problem for some time now. I think he has been in touch with the doctors regularly. The doctors only could say in what stage the problem is now.”

You May Also Like

More From Author