Proteas injury update: Another concern ahead of Windies

Rassie van der Dussen (AP)
Rassie van der Dussen (AP)

Southampton - The Proteas go into Monday's crucial World Cup clash against West Indies at the Rose Bowl in Southampton with another injury concern.

It comes in the form of middle order batsman Rassie van der Dussen, who strained his groin while fielding in Wednesday's six-wicket loss to India, also at the Rose Bowl. 

Van der Dussen left the field and did not return as a precaution. 

According to a CSA spokesperson, Van der Dussen will be monitored at training on Saturday and Sunday to gauge the seriousness of the injury. 

Should Van der Dussen be ruled out, Aiden Markram would come into the side.

Lungi Ngidi, meanwhile, has an outside chance of playing against the West Indies as he continues his recovery from a hamstring strain. 

The 23-year-old picked up the injury in South Africa's loss to Bangladesh at The Oval and was initially expected to be out until the clash against Afghanistan in Cardiff on June 15. 

He has not been ruled out of the Windies clash yet, though, and he will also be monitored at training on Saturday. 

There is good news on Faf du Plessis, who received a nasty blow to the finger while batting against India but is 100% fine. 

The Proteas had a day off on Friday.

Van der Dussen has carded scores of 50, 41 and 22 at the tournament so far and is South Africa's leading runs corer  

@LloydBurnard is in England covering the 2019 Cricket World Cup for Sport24 ...

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