AB to go under the knife

2011-09-29 14:26
AB de Villiers (File)
Cape Town - AB de Villiers will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand after a thorough assessment from Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) team of hand specialists on Thursday.

His surgery will take place on Friday in Johannesburg, and will look to stabilise the fractured area.

“The hand specialist found that AB (de Villiers) fractured the hand bone (metacarpal) of his middle finger,” said Proteas team manager,  Mohammed Moosajee.

Moosajee advised that immediate surgery is required to allow the rehabilitation process to start as soon as possible.

The Proteas' ODI and T20 captain is expected to be unavailable for four to six weeks, ruling him out of the Twenty20 and ODI series' against Australia, which start on October 13.

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