Saqib Mahmood has been diagnosed with a recurrence of the back stress fracture that kept him out of action for the majority of 2022, according to Lancashire.

Saqib Mahmood, who has only featured in five games this summer, was referred for a specialist examination amid worries that he would miss the remainder of the season,

Saqib  Mahmood, the most recent game 26, played in for England was the ODI series against Bangladesh in March. He has earned caps in all three forms. He played his first Test during the West Indies trip in 2021–22, however soon after arriving home from the region, a lumbar stress fracture was discovered.

His return has not been scheduled, and he will recover under the supervision of Lancashire and the ECB, with whom he has a contract for pace-bowling development.

Saqib Mahmood will not only be unable to play for Lancashire but also the Hundred, where he was a member of the Oval Invincibles team. Tom Lawes, an all-rounder from Surrey, will be joined by Invincibles as a replacement due to injuries.

Concerned that a stress reaction in his back would prevent him from participating in the remainder of the English summer, Saqib Mahmood will see a specialist in London the following week.

Mahmood has only appeared in five games for Lancashire this season—two in the County Championship and three in the T20 Blast—despite having represented England in all three international formats.

He is aware that there are concerns about his missing the remainder of the season, including Lancashire’s Blast and Championship campaigns as well as the Hundred, where he has a contract with Oval Invincibles, because he hasn’t played at all in the past month owing to injury.