Proteas in Australia

'Jackers' faces cancer battle

2012-11-06 11:02
Robin Jackman (File)
Cape Town - Celebrated commentator Robin Jackman, 67, is to undergo seven weeks of daily radiotherapy following two operations to remove malignant tumours from his vocal cord.

This treatment will be followed by four weeks’ rest as his voice recovers and he expects to be back on the air in the New Year.

“It’s not the prettiest, but I got it early and I’m confident I’ll be fine,” said the indefatigable Jackman.

“I won’t be in Australia, but I sure will be rooting for the Proteas.”

Meanwhile, former Australian international Tom Moody will join SuperSport's HD Ackerman, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Mike Haysman and Kepler Wessels in the commentary booth for the duration of the Proteas’ stay Down Under.

The Proteas start the first of their three Tests against Australia on Friday morning (02:00 SA time).

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