Proteas

Steyn given extra time off

Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)
Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas bowler, Dale Steyn, has been given an extended period of rest to recover from a small undisplaced fracture to his right eighth rib sustained during the second Test against India in Durban.

The recovery period will be between three to four weeks, and should have no effect on his availability for the inbound tour against Australia starting on February 12th.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: " Dale dived while fielding a ball on Day one of the second Test against India in Durban and complained of slight pain of his right anterior chest region.

"He continued playing and bowling with mild discomfort for the rest of the Test.

"When the discomfort persisted after the Test match, a scan was performed which detected a small undisplaced fracture to his right 8th rib.

"He will follow a strict rest and rehabilitation programme for the next three to four weeks and we are confident he will be fit for the tour against Australia."

Steyn will no longer be available for the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras in the current Ram Slam T20 competition.

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