The world’s former fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who suffered from a degenerative knee condition which ended his career short, has gone under the knife in a bid to finally fix his knee issues.
As per Shoaib’s initial diagnostic X-ray reports, his upper leg bone (the femur) was grinding one of his lower leg bones (the tibia).
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I bowled with those knees 4last20 years and now look it my left knee it's grinding the other part of my knee— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 22, 2016
According to Shoaib’s doctors, bowling with his knees at such high-octane pace for nearly a decade was mind-boggling, but the right-armer did it and that too with sheer resolute.
The world fastest bowler ever and world worst knees as doctor say they are still wondering how you played 4 so long with those knees..well..— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 22, 2016
Shoaib got his surgery done on January 23 in Melbourne, Australia and it was fixed by Dr David Young whom Shoaib considers an artist more than a medical practitioner.
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Ouch I know but had to do it David Young my doctor is an artist great job been done on my knee just pray thank you. pic.twitter.com/qiIUgeh2qs— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 23, 2016
Done with knee .. pic.twitter.com/ztHmTEGSN4— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 23, 2016
And how did the doctors fix his ailing knee? Well, they had to think out of the box just like Shoaib’s bowling style.
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Ultimate respect for my doctor David Young . Many people refused to take my case to operate but mr Young not only took the case but fixed it— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 25, 2016
And at the end of the day, Shoaib’s problem was solved using metal plates which allowed free and painless movement of his knee joint.
This how they fixed my knee with metal plates ..,my doc is just amazing .. pic.twitter.com/Hti4nbriMA— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 25, 2016
All is well that ends well, so get well soon Shoaib!
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