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Boucher to meet eye specialist today

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is expected to meet with a leading opthamologist.

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is expected to meet with a leading opthamologist. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will meet a leading opthamologist on Thursday.

Boucher is recovering from surgery of his lacerated eyeball.

Boucher was hit in the left eye with a bail in the Proteas warm-up match against Somerset on Monday.

Proteas team doctor Mohammed Moosajee said it was hard to say what the extent of the injury is.

"Unfortunately, with these kinds of injuries, you can't determine the extent immediately. We'll have to wait for the swelling and bleeding to settle down before we can get a clear picture."

Boucher announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) held a special press conference to pay tribute to Boucher. Many people described him as a fighter and wished him a speedy recovery.