Usman Khan sidelined by stress fracture of back

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Usman Khan, the Pakistan left-arm pacer, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the back in what is a career-threatening blow. The 23-year-old bowler, who had stunned Sri Lanka with figures of 5 for 34 in just his second ODI two weeks ago, will be out of action for at least six months as a result of the injury.

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Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo’s Pakistan correspondent

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