India vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj ruled out of third Test with shoulder injury, George Linde named as replacement

According to a Cricket South Africa media release, Maharaj sustained an injury to his right shoulder while fielding on day two of the second Test

Press Trust of India, Oct 13, 2019 18:59:08 IST

Pune: Left-arm spinner George Linde will replace an injured Keshav Maharaj in South Africa's squad for the third and final Test against India in Ranchi, starting on Saturday.

According to a Cricket South Africa (CSA) media release, Maharaj sustained an injury to his right shoulder while fielding on day two of the second match, which the visitors lost by an innings and 137 runs.

A re-assessment ahead of the start of play this morning along with MRI results revealed that he will not be fit in time to play in the final Test match.

"An MRI scan revealed that Keshav has sustained an injury to a muscle in his right shoulder which was strapped in order for him to bat yesterday. He was re-assessed this morning, particularly with regards to bowling, and he showed significant discomfort in this latter discipline," team doctor Ramjee Hashendra commented.

"Based on this morning's assessment and the findings of the scan, the medical team feels, he will not be fit in time for the next Test match in six days' time. The nature and extent of the injury would mean that he will probably return to play in 14 to 21 days based on his progress during the rehabilitation phase."

Updated Date: Oct 13, 2019 18:59:08 IST






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