Sep 10, 2013
The South African Test captain had two pins inserted in his ankle to repair a stress fracture. He has been in recovery since May but he expects to be fit to play in a two-Test series against Pakistan in UAE that starts on October 14.
“I had a stress fracture that had two pins put in. It’s an ongoing process, you have some good weeks and then you have others that are a little bit sore,” said Smith as reported by the South African Press Association.
“You just have to keep your head down and work towards recovery.”
Both the teams also play a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and two Twenty20 Internationals.
“I feel I’m still on target to be ready for October,” he said. “After this week, I have three weeks of really hard graft ahead of me. I just have to see where I am in two weeks time and, hopefully, be ready for the tour.”
“The aim is to try and get more functional. You can’t just walk into an international, and I need to keep working on that.”