Fast bowler Lasith Malinga is suffering from a knee stress reaction due to his bowling style and therefore should take a rest for the betterment of both himself and the country, said Dr. Harindu Wijesinghe, the chairman of the SLC Medical Committee today.
Malinga appeared before expert doctors for a medical examination at a private hospital in Colombo today.
Dr. Wijesinghe said if more pressure was put on his knee, the condition could develop into a stress fracture, a condition which needs surgical intervention. “Malinga’s knee bone had got infected resulting in the stress reaction. If the pressure on his knee continues, he may need surgery. Therefore, it is advisable that he take better rest,” he said.
He said Malinga had had the same condition in 2009 and abstained from playing for a long period due to this.
He said they would give physiotherapy treatment to Malinga plus other treatments, while observing his condition and take a scan following the treatment to decide if he had recovered. “We cannot determine an exact time frame for the recovery,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)
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Sofia Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:17 AM
Many woud have acted as he did. A sportsmans career is limited and short - unlike professionals like doctors and engineers. So must get best out of it and all who comment would have done the same.
iemerald Friday, 22 April 2016 01:18 PM
AHHHHHH. I WILL KISS IT BETTER.
Dayawathie Thursday, 21 April 2016 04:51 PM
Well, all those jealous keyboards heros must be happy now. Some ones down fall is like music for their ears.
Sincere Thursday, 21 April 2016 04:14 PM
Now wait like the polecate who ate ati kehel!
Rohan Thursday, 21 April 2016 04:06 PM
This is a good hiding for people who said Malinga is cheating an injury.
clueless Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:03 PM
People who comment about 'salli' & money only have to look at themselves in the mirror. He is a man with talent and with a short shelf life. He need to make maximum use of it for his benefit too. The SLC always had issues with him and not managed Malinga. I am sure Malinga wants to represent the country too. Give him more respect. via DM Android App
Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:16 PM
Malinga earns his money by playing cricket and by excelling in it. The so called managers rob money obtained by the cricket board obtained via the sweat of these sports stars. The robbers will be punished by nature.
Aquarius Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:45 PM
Unlike sports personnel, we have until 55 years to make a decent income. Their time limit is 10-15 years, maximum. How they use that time to earn for the rest of their life should be their choice. Don't we all strive for a job with a better pay? In addition, Malinga has a freak bowling action that puts additional pressure on his body, specially the knees.
Sammy Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:05 PM
Some goons were finding fault with him for pulling out of the recently concluded T20 World Cup because of this injury and stating that he was after only IPL money. Now he is not able to play in the IPL because of this. What will the detractors have to say? He has served Sri Lankan cricket very well, despite being dogged by serious injuries. Let's be considerate.
Sim Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:42 AM
There's no pension after 5 years so, must earn when possible. If the SLC had looked after his injury he would have been fit to play in the T20 WC 2016.
dham Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:40 AM
He was an asset who not looked after by the board. Both medical & behavior, everything be achieved was by his own talent. via DM Android App
sampath Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:09 AM
SL Team requires you. get well soon. via DM Android App
bavvva Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:51 AM
Wish him a speedy recovery! via DM iOS App
Bala Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:46 AM
How cruel! Don't hurt a injured person. He is grappling with a problem of how to secure his future. So be humane.
Sharon Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:26 AM
Get well soon buddy. We need you back soon. via DM iOS App
Premalal Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:58 AM
Its a pity that politicians cannot be recommended rest from politics due to sudden stresses on their back accounts and other wealth caused by their unusual actions.
Cobra Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:18 AM
He needs rest for his knee but what for? To play for SL or IPL?
zuh Thursday, 21 April 2016 05:24 AM
ayyo salli via DM iOS App
gobbaya Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:42 AM
Why cant he quit the contract with SLC if he is so desperate to play IPL. via DM Android App
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