Dale Steyn suffered an injury to his eighth rib during the second Test against India © Getty images
Dale Steyn suffered an injury to his eighth rib during the second Test against India © Getty images

 

Jan 7, 2014

 

South African pacer Dale Steyn has been given an extended rest to recover from a small undisplaced fracture to his right eighth rib which he sustained during the second Test against India at Durban. The pacer will take at least three to four weeks to recover and the team management is confident of the pacer recovering for the key series against Australia starting in February.

 

” 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 eighth 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,” Proteas Team Manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying on the official website of Cricket South Africa.