Islamabad United’s title aspirations this season could take a massive blow if Azam Khan is ruled out of the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8.
The wicket-keeper batter suffered an injury to his ring finger against Lahore Qalandars and was taken to a local hospital for further tests.
Azam then did not come out to bat as his side suffered a PSL record 119-run defeat at Pindi Cricket Stadium.
Islamabad United have yet to comment on his availability for the rest of the season.
The two-time champions have just a single regular season game left against Peshawar Zalmi which will be played on March 12th and Azam is almost guaranteed to miss that match at least.
His team captain, Shadab Khan, also suffered a similar injury which ruled him out for months.
Losing Azam Khan for the rest of the PSL 8 season will be a significant blow for Islamabad United.
The 24-year-old currently leads the team’s scoring charts with 280 runs from 8 innings which puts him fifth among the league leaders.
He has become a mainstay this season and is crucial for United in the middle overs with his power-hitting ability.
His form has also gotten the attention of national team selectors and he is expected to be named in the side which will take on Afghanistan in a three-match series in UAE later this month.