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08th-Aug-2018

Du Plessis ruled out of Sri Lanka tour with shoulder injury

By Agency

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of Sri Lanka due to a shoulder injury. Du Plessis suffered the injury during the third ODI while attempting a catch.
"Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will unfortunately be unavailable for the rest of the tour. He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery. His return date back to South Africa will be confirmed in due course," said Dr Mohammed Moosajee, South Africa's team manager.
South Africa are set to name a stand-in captain from the squad and have decided not to call for replacements.
The tourists have already clinched the five-match ODI series after winning the first three games and will be without the services of du Plessis for the two remaining ODIs and one-off T20I.