Three Sri Lankan cricketers still under medical observation in hospital

March 6th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Colombo, Mar.6 (ANI): Three Sri Lankan cricketers are still recuperating in hospital after they sustained serious injuries in the Lahore terror attack earlier this week.
According to the director general of the Sri Lankan Sports Ministry (medical unit), Geethanjana Mendis, three Lankan players namely Thilan Samaraveera, Ajantha Mendis and Tharanga Paranavitana are still under medical observation in Nawaloka hospital here.
Paranavitana, a left handed batsman, had a bullet lodged into his chest which has now been remove.He is expected to resume light training within six weeks, Mendis said.
Spinner Ajantha Mendis, who had shrapnel injury in his head and lower back, had them removed, and is out of danger.But he will miss the action for six weeks.
Thilan Samaraveera, who was in awesome knock during the Pakistan series scoring consecutive double centuries, was the worst wounded player.
He had a bullet injury in his left thigh which took the doctors three hours to remove. He will be hospitalized for the rest of the week and is expected to restart his training schedule only after two months, The News reports.
Assistant coach, Paul Farbrace is expected to remain in hospital for two to three days. He had a large piece of shrapnel in his right arm which is now removed.
Meanwhile, security in and around the hospital has been tightened. (ANI)

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