Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar could miss the rest of the final Test against India because of injury.
Shoaib could only watch from the dressing room
Shoaib ruptured a back muscle as well as hurting his wrist when he fell during a delivery on the second day at his home ground Test in Rawalpindi.
He had taken three wickets in the game and looked the most potent of the struggling Pakistan attack.
A team spokesman said: "Shoaib is under
treatment. The chances of him taking further part in the match are slim."
In Shoaib's absence, India took control of the final Test, batting towards a formidable lead on day three.
Pakistan's injury woes were compounded by the loss of
middle-order batsman Asim Kamal, who was hit on his hand by a shot from Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly when fielding at forward short-leg on Wednesday.
He was taken to hospital but an X-ray revealed there was no fracture.
A spokesman said: "He's in acute pain and the hand is swollen."
Kamal did not take to the field on Thursday.