Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International (ODI) captain, AB de Villiers, will undergo surgery to repair a troublesome left elbow after failing to respond to rehab and treatment. De Villiers failed a fitness test on Tuesday morning, and will miss the upcoming home and away series’ against Australia due to the surgery.
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “ AB de Villiers is still symptomatic and has not recovered from his elbow injury which makes surgery the only option going forward. We have tried the conservative management of rest, physio, rehab and cortisone infiltration into the elbow, but that has not yielded the results that we would have liked. He will have surgery to the elbow early next week and the target is to hopefully have him back for the Sri Lankan home series over the Christmas period.”
Rilee Rossouw will remain with the squad for the Australia series.
Audio featuring Dr Mohammed Moosajee can be located on the FTP site below.
Standard Bank Proteas squad: Faf du Plessis (Multiply Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Warriors), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Multiply Titans), Quinton de Kock (Multiply Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Imran Tahir (Sunfoil Dolphins), David Miller (VKB Knights), Chris Morris (Multiply Titans), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (bizhub Highveld Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Sunfoil Dollphins), Kagiso Rabada (bizhub Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (VKB Knights), Tabraiz Shamsi (Multiply Titans), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras).
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