Proteas

Ankle rules Smith out of IPL

2012-04-01 17:52
Graeme Smith (File)

Johannesburg - South African Test captain Graeme Smith will undergo surgery on his left ankle, which has been troubling him with chronic pain over the last two months.

The decision was made after consultation with Cricket South Africa's (CSA) ankle specialist, who detected an impingement syndrome of the ankle and recommended surgery.

"Graeme went to see CSA's ankle specialist in Cape Town on Friday and he confirmed that the best management of the chronic pain in his ankle is surgery," said Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosjee.

"The recovery period after such a surgery usually takes 8-10 weeks, and he will subsequently not be able to represent Pune Warriors at the 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in India."

The surgery will be performed next Tuesday, in order to allow for sufficient recovery and rehabilitation ahead of the Proteas' tour of England in July.

"I'm very disappointed to be missing out on the IPL this year," Smith said. "I was looking forward to my second season with Pune Warriors, especially after my knee set me back last season. I would like to wish them all of the best this year, I'm sure the new management and exciting new signings will be a positive boost for the side.

"My ankle has been troubling me for some time so it will be a relief to have it repaired, especially looking ahead to the crucial year of cricket ahead."

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