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Imad Wasim is 'stable' after mild concussion

Imad Wasim

Calcutta: Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim has been declared 'stable' but is said to have had a mild concussion after injuring himself while taking a catch on Sunday during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) game between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars in Dubai, reported a cricket-specific website.

Imad ran backwards from mid off to dismiss Sohail Khan. While he did complete a superb catch, he fell down and his head hit the ground.

He lay on the ground for quite some time and got the attention of the medical staff before being stretched off the field.

Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur turned down the possibility of a serious injury to the captain. "Imad has gone to hospital for CT scans he will be under observation, but he seems okay," Arthur had said after his team's defeat to Lahore Qalandars via Super Over.

Later, the PSL, on its Twitter handle, posted: "Imad Wasim is stable and as per protocol under observation for next 24 hours. He had a mild concussion and his vitals are fine."

England all-rounder Ravi Bopara was later given the responsibility to lead the side after Imad was taken off the field, while former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was active in making the changes in the field.

An update on Imad's availability for the rest of the PSL is yet to be made.

Imad, however, bowled pretty decently in Sunday's match, conceding only 27 runs off his four overs and taking a wicket. With the bat, he remained not out on one off two balls.

But so far in the competition, he hasn't been able to anything extraordinary, neither with ball nor bat. Having taken five wickets, the total runs he has been able to accumulate are 69 with 35 being his highest.

Karachi Kings are presently sitting at number three spot in the PSL table with four wins and three loses under their belt from eight matches.

In order to qualify for the play-offs, Karachi Kings need a win in one of their next two matches.

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