Proteas release medical update

2014-11-25 13:40
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa's (CSA) medical committee on Tuesday released an updated injury list following the Proteas' tour of Australia.

The Proteas' management has also given a detailed list of player movements and availability starting from Tuesday until the final of the RAM SLAM T20 challenge on Friday 12 December. 

"Various aspects have been taken into consideration regarding the availability of Proteas players returning from their tour of Australia,” explained Proteas team manager, Mohammed Moosajee.

“Some of the influencing factors include jet-lag, injuries and niggles sustained due to the condensed nature of the series, player workload management and the preparation for the upcoming series against the West Indies and the Cricket World Cup.”

The following is the updated injury list of the CSA contracted players:

AB de Villiers

De Villiers sustained a crack to his fifth rib on his right side and will need a three-week recovery period. He will not be available for any of the RAM SLAM T20 challenge matches, but should be fully recovered for the first Test against the West Indies starting on December 17 in Centurion.

Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis has a chronic left hip problem and will need a 2-3 week rest period before the first Test against the West Indies. He is unavailable for the remainder of the RAM SLAM T20 challenge. 

Imran Tahir

Tahir is recovering from a left hamstring tendon strain sustained during the third ODI against Australia in Canberra. He is about one week away from recovery and will be assessed in a week’s time to determine his availability for the latter part of the RAM SLAM T20 challenge.

Vernon Philander

Philander has been struggling with a right shoulder strain sustained in Australia. He will need a week of recovery before he can be available to play competitive cricket.

JP Duminy

Duminy's left patella tendinopathy is currently undergoing rehab treatment and shockwave therapy. The target for his return to cricket is the Test match against the West Indies in Port Elizabeth starting on December 26.

Aaron Phangiso

Phangiso is recovering from his left-hand third digit injury and should be available for the Highveld Lions from next week.

Below is a list of the respective players’ movements and availability from November 24-December 12:

Monday, November 24

Proteas squad returned from Australia

Wednesday, November 26

RAM SLAM T20 Fixture

Titans v Dolphins - Willowmoore Park, Benoni

Proteas players not available for this fixture

Friday, November 28

RAM SLAM T20 Fixtures

Highveld Lions v Titans - Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

Knights v Dolphins - Diamond Oval, Kimberley

Warriors v Cape Cobras - St George’s, Port Elizabeth 

Proteas players not available for these fixtures

Sunday, November 30

RAM SLAM Triple-Header - Chevrolet Park

Dolphins v Highveld Lions

Kinghts v Cape Cobras

Warriors v Titans

Proteas players available for selection unless on injury list

Wednesday, December 3

RAM SLAM T20 Fixtures

Cape Cobras v Warriors - Boland Park, Paarl

Knights v Highveld Lions - Diamond Oval, Kimberley

Proteas players available for selection unless on injury list

Friday 5 December 2014

Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup 

Proteas v Springboks - Wanderers, Johannesburg

Proteas players available for selection unless on injury list

Sunday, December 7

RAM SLAM T20 Playoff


Proteas players available for selection unless on injury list

Friday, December 12

RAM SLAM T20 Final

Proteas players available for selection unless on injury list

Saturday, December 13

Proteas Test squad convenes in Johannesburg ahead of the first Test against the West Indies starting at Super Sport Park in Centurion on December 17.

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