Quinny hurt knee walking dogs

2016-01-15 07:00
Quinton de Kock (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - The drama that unfolded on Thursday morning at the Wanderers was the result of a quite bizarre incident. 

Dane Vilas was flown from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg as an emergency replacement for the injured Quinton de Kock at around 08:00, just hours before he was due to turn out for the Cape Cobras against the Warriors in Sunfoil Series action. 

The word was that De Kock had injured his knee at home in a "freak accident" on Wednesday afternoon, and that he had woken up in the middle of the night to find that it was a lot worse than he had originally thought. 

That accident, as it turns out, happened while he was walking his Jack Russells. 

"Quinny said he was walking his dogs yesterday and he slipped and he somehow twisted his knee," team-mate Dean Elgar revealed after the day's play.

"And I guess as the day went on into the evening it got worse. It’s something new to his life (walking dogs).

"A very freak injury. We're sorry for him because he’s just come back from an ankle injury as well against the West Indies. Hopefully it’s a quick recovery."

For Vilas, who made 26 on his return, it was a crazy day.

"His day pretty much turned upside down from about 07:00. Like any person if you get that phone call you’ll do anything to get here. It’s great to have him here," said Elgar.

It was revealed during the day that De Kock had been sent for scans, and early signs were that the injury was not as bad as initially feared.

The Proteas will start day two on 267/7.

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