Albie Morkel: ‘too much cricket causing injuries’

2013-06-12 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Albie Morkel said the IPL alone should not be blamed for injuries to key Proteas bowlers Dale Steyn and Morné Morkel. Albie’s brother Morné was last week sent home from South Africa’s Champions Trophy campaign in the UK after picking up a leg injury.

But Albie believes a heavy workload on the players is to blame for the injuries.“Fingers could also be pointed at the IPL I guess, because they [Morné Morkel and Steyn] were key players for their respective teams and played a lot,” Albie said.

But Morkel is adamant that the big problem is the fact that too much cricket is played across all formats.

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