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Abid Ali survives concussion scare after enduring a blow to the helmet
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Abid Ali survives concussion scare after enduring a blow to the helmet

Abid Ali copped a strong blow to the helmet while fielding at short leg on day three of the intra-squad warm-up game.

The shot that caused Abid to tumble down on the floor arrived from the bat of Haider Ali off the bowling of Mohammad Abbas.

The forceful impact of the ball on his helmet left Abid sprawled on all fours as he tried to recover from the heavy strike.

Given the grim state of the pain felt by the 32-year-old, an ambulance was called on to the field and he was given treatment for a short period of time.

Abid was then able to recoup some stability and did not require the assistance of a stretcher while making his way off the field.

He subsequently showed no signs of concussion but has undergone a precautionary CT scan which also eliminated all fears of a serious injury.

"Abid is absolutely fine and will be available to resume training on Wednesday following Tuesday’s rest day. He underwent a precautionary CT scan which has also returned normal," remarked Dr Sohail Saleem, the Pakistan team doctor.

Abid is one of Pakistan's regular members of the red-ball set-up after he burst onto the international scene with a century on both Test and ODI debut.

He is expected to partner with Shan Masood for the opening combination in the forthcoming Test series against England. The elegant stroke maker perished for a cheap contribution of 10 runs in the ongoing intra-squad game as he was dismissed by Sohail Khan in the first innings.