Proteas

Steyn given extra time off

2014-01-07 18:13
Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas bowler, Dale Steyn, has been given an extended period of rest to recover from a small undisplaced fracture to his right eighth rib sustained during the second Test against India in Durban.

The recovery period will be between three to four weeks, and should have no effect on his availability for the inbound tour against Australia starting on February 12th.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: " Dale dived while fielding a ball on Day one of the second Test against India in Durban and complained of slight pain of his right anterior chest region.

"He continued playing and bowling with mild discomfort for the rest of the Test.

"When the discomfort persisted after the Test match, a scan was performed which detected a small undisplaced fracture to his right 8th rib.

"He will follow a strict rest and rehabilitation programme for the next three to four weeks and we are confident he will be fit for the tour against Australia."

Steyn will no longer be available for the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras in the current Ram Slam T20 competition.

Read more on:    proteas  |  dale steyn  |  cape town  |  cricket

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
33 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Fixtures
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
South Africa XI v England XI, , Benoni 10:00
Friday, 20 December 2019
South Africa A v England XI, , Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 26 December 2019
South Africa v England, Centurion 10:00
Vote

Following the Proteas' dire tour of India, how will their 4-Test series against England pan out?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.