Morné Morkel, JP Duminy doubtful for tri-series final

2014-09-05 13:51

Harare – Proteas cricketers Morné Morkel and JP Duminy are in doubt for the one-day international Triangular Series final to be played against Australia at the Harare Sports Club tomorrow.

The pair have been struggling with chronic injuries which flared up during the current series, and will undergo late fitness tests tomorrow morning to determine their availability for the match.

Team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee said MRI scans were done on Morkel’s right shoulder and Duminy’s left knee earlier this week.

“Morné’s scan confirmed an aggravation of a pre-existing rotator cuff tear which has worsened due to a high workload in Zimbabwe, while JP’s scan confirmed a patella tendinopathy [jumper’s knee] diagnosis,” he said.

“They will continue to receive intensive treatment and rehabilitation overnight to give them the best chance of playing.”

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