Centurion: South Africa’s injury woes continued in their ongoing ODI series against India as wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has been ruled out for the remainder of the series, including the T20Is due to a left wrist injury.
De Kock is the latest addition to the list of injured stars which include regular skipper Faf Du Plessis and the talismanic AB de Villiers. The latter, who had suffered from a finger injury is expected to return to training in a few days. The Proteas already have uncapped wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasein in their squad.
The 25-year-old injured himself during the second ODI against India at the Supersport Park in Centurion and he would require a minimum of two-four weeks to recover fully from the injury.
Dr. Mohammad Moosajee, who is the South African team manager said that the medical team would aim to make the wicket-keeper batsman fit before the home series against Australia, which gets underway next month.
“Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomfort. Further investigation revealed severe bony bruising to the area, with associated swelling around the tendon in the wrist.
“This type of injury will require between 2-4 weeks to heal, which subsequently rules him out of the remainder of the ODI and T20 series against India. The Cricket South Africa medical team will aim to have him ready for the Test series against Australia starting next month,” Moosajee said.
The selectors haven’t yet named any replacement for the left-handed batsman.