South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sri Lanka vs South Africa series due to a right shoulder injury.

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Du Plessis, who had surgery on his right shoulder late last year, fell awkwardly while attempting a catch during the 3rd ODI, which South Africa won by 78 runs.

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Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained the injury: 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.

The selectors will name the stand-in captain for the remainder of the ODI series and one-off T20I on Tuesday. There will be no replacement added to the squad.