Dhammika Prasad to take Corticosteroid injections for his shoulder injury
MUMBAI: Sri Lanka’s 32-year-old right-arm medium fast bowler Dhammika Prasad will be given steroid injection/s, it is learnt here.
According to the sources in Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Dhammika Prasad has the rotator cuff injury and had to return home from the England tour.
The rotator is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder, connecting the upper arm (humerus) to the shoulder blade (scapula). The rotator cuff tendons provide stability to the shoulder; the muscles allow the shoulder to rotate.
“He is certainly out of the current tour”, the source added.
“He has also been advised to take corticosteroid injection. Initially, only one injection will be given, and the progress of his injury will be studied before deciding whether to advise him to take more”, the source added.
“He could have taken this injection in England but was once he was ruled out for the Test series, the decision, in consultation with the physio, was taken to send him home”.
No replacement is yet named.
The scans and physio’s correspondence have been sent to the medical panel, it is also learnt here. Dr. Harindu Wijesinghe, one of the members of the medical panel, when contacted at Nawaloka Hospital, refused to divulge the details of Prasad’s injury and further line of treatment.
Interestingly, Corticosteroids are also available in tablet forms but it is being banned, if taken orally under WADA code. However, it is permissible, if injected in the body.