Proteas

Steyn may be ruled out of the series

2016-11-04 09:05
Dale Steyn (Getty)

Perth - South Africa paceman Dale Steyn suffered a recurrence of a shoulder injury during Friday's play in the first Test against Australia and was sent to hospital amid fears he could be lost for the remainder of the series.

LIVE: AUSTRALIA V PROTEAS, DAY 2

The spearhead of South Africa's pace attack walked off the field in pain holding his right shoulder shortly before the lunch break.

This was soon after he dismissed Australia's opener David Warner to give the tourists a much-needed breakthrough following a 158-run opening stand.

A team spokesperson said the 33-year-old went to a nearby hospital for scans and treatment.

Last December, the injury-prone Steyn badly injured his shoulder while surfing and missed the majority of the home series against England. He has also been recuperating from a groin strain.

Steyn, the 85-Test veteran has taken 417 Test wickets, four short of overhauling Shaun Pollock (421 in 108) for the South African record.

Read more on:    proteas  |  dale steyn  |  cricket

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 19 October 2019
India v South Africa, , Ranchi 06:00
Thursday, 12 March 2020
India v South Africa, , Dharamshala 00:00
Sunday, 15 March 2020
India v South Africa, , Lucknow 00:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Following Ottis Gibson's firing, who would you like to see handed the new Team Manager role?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

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.