Philander's hand not fractured

2017-07-08 16:56
Vernon Philander (Getty)

Cape Town - Proteas seamer Vernon Philander does not have a fractured hand. 

That is the good news, but the bad news is that he might not bowl again on Saturday. 

Philander was hit on his right hand by James Anderson while batting on day three of the first Test against England at Lord's. 


He continued his knock and went on to make a valuable 52 for his side before being the last man out, but he did not take to the field when the Proteas came out to bowl for their second innings. 

Instead, Philander was sent for X-rays to assess the damage. 

Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed soon afterwards that there was no fracture, only excessive swelling which was being treated and iced. 

They did not know if he would be able to bowl on Saturday. 

It is the latest problem facing the Proteas after it was confirmed that speedster Kagiso Rabada has been suspended for the second Test at Trent Bridge for using inappropriate language when he dismissed Ben Stokes on day one. 

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