Proteas duo in doubt for final

2014-09-05 13:12
JP Duminy (Gallo Images)
Harare - Proteas players, Morne Morkel and JP Duminy, are in doubt for the One-Day International (ODI) triangular series final to be played against Australia at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

The pair have been struggling with chronic injuries which flared up during the current series, and will undergo late fitness tests on Saturday morning to determine their availability for the match. 

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "MRI scans were done on Morne's (Morkel) right shoulder and JP's (Duminy) left knee earlier this week. Morne's scan confirmed an aggravation of a pre-existing rotator cuff tear which has worsened due to a high workload in Zimbabwe, while JP's scan confirmed a patella tendinopathy diagnosis. 

"Both players have been managed through the last few games by physiotherapist, Brandon Jackson, but due to the worsening nature of their injuries recently, their availability for tomorrow's final will be subject to a late fitness test in the morning. They will continue to receive intensive treatment and rehabilitation overnight to give them the best chance of playing."  

The match starts at 09:30.

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