Boucher ready after injury scare

2011-10-28 00:00

DURBAN — Mark Boucher sustained a blow to his right index finger in the nets yesterday morning ahead of today’s third one-day cricket international in Durban.

However, he will be able to play today, said team doctor and manager Mohammed Moosajee.

“He’s in a bit of discomfort but there’s nothing untoward and he should be fine for today,” he said.

A ball from Wayne Parnell lifted at him and after having his fingers strapped, Boucher was back in the nets.

Moosajee added, “We’re managing the injury with ice and compression, but if we need to do any further investigations it will probably be after today’s game.”

In his medical capacity, Moosajee said he did not foresee any problems, but there was always a plan B if necessary.

“There are always contingency plans in place and it would be up to the selectors to decide who to fly out, but for now we don’t even have any concerns,” he said.

Ray Jennings had been present at the team’s training sessions and was seen working intensively with Boucher yesterday.

Proteas’ captain Hashim Amla said he was impressed with Boucher’s decision to seek assistance from someone of such experience.

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