Karachi Kings' Pakistan Super League 2018 campaign was dealt a major blow on Friday when it was revealed that their superstar all-rounder Shahid Afridi will be unavailable for the next 10 days due to a knee injury, DawnNews reported.

"An MRI scan on Shahid Afridi's knee has detected an infection," Afridi's spokesperson told the media. "He has been advised at least 10-day rest by doctors. His condition will be monitored after few days to decide the course ahead."

Later on, the Kings painted a less gloomy picture, adding: "Shahid Afridi's MRI scan suggests slight muscular swelling around the right knee area. Further tests will clear everything."

If the prognosis proves to be accurate then Afridi will end up missing a major part of the remainder of the league matches, although he could still come back in time for the play-offs.

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