South Africa skipper Faf Du Plessis will miss the remaining matches of the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka after injuring his shoulder on Sunday.
Du Plessis injured himself while diving for a catch and left the field in Sunday’s 78-run win over SL. SA took an unassailable 3-0 lead the five-match ODI series.
“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,” team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a media release from Cricket South Africa on Monday.
“He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery,” he added.
The tourists also will play a one-off T20I in Colombo on August 14 after the conclusion of the ODI series. Later, the Proteas will host Zimbabwe in September this year.
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