England in SA

Kallis ruled out of ODI series

2009-11-21 16:41
Jacques Kallis (File)
Johannesburg - Jacques Kallis has been ruled out of the remainder of the MTN ODI series against England after an MRI scan on Saturday morning revealed a fracture in the area of the seventh rib.

“He just wasn’t getting better from that side injury, so we had him scanned,” commented national coach Mickey Arthur. “We found that there is a fracture in the cartilage of the rib which clearly affects his performances for the next four weeks. That is very disappointing from our side.

“We are hoping that he should be ready for the first Test match. He will have an injection tomorrow(Sunday) that will speed recovery up."

“The initial scan we had done in India when the injury became an issue during the Champions’ League did not show anything, so initially we treated the injury as a strain. We slowly started building up his bowling as it did not affect his batting.

“But his condition started getting worse and worse and we could not see any light at the end of the tunnel. We had him up to 80% last week in terms of his bowling and then two days ago he bowled one ball at 30 per cent and it hurt. That started the alarm bells ringing and we sent him for an MRI this morning.

“It is disappointing but we have groomed Hashim Amla to open the batting. He has travelled with the one-day team for quite a period of time and that included playing the whole away series in Australia earlier this year when Graeme Smith was out injured. We are confident that Hashim will be an adequate replacement.”

Read more on:    proteas  |  jacques kallis  |  england in sa
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

6 impressive camping tips

Check out these great tips that will make your camping experience so much better!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Free outdoor yoga classes
Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding
Action camera for all occasions
Tips on how to set your fitness goals
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Of the four South African born players in the English cricket side, who would you most like to have a beer with at the end of the series?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.