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Dale Steyn suffering from rib injury

Team doctor Mohammed Moosajee says the fast bowler should be ready for the Australia series.

Proteas' bowling coach Allan Donald, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn will get some time to rest and recover from a chest injury ahead of the series against Australia, Eyewitness News Sport can reveal.

Proteas team doctor Mohammed Moosajee confirmed Steyn picked up the injury during the second Test against India in Durban.

"During the second Test in Durban, Dale dived for the ball and he felt a bit of discomfort on the right side of his chest. He finished the Test unscathed and about two days after the match, he complained that the area was feeling quite tender.

"We proceeded to have an x-ray done, which didn't reveal much. A subsequent scan revealed a minor fracture of the eighth rib on the right hand side."

Moosajee is confident Steyn will be fit to face the Australians.

He says Steyn will just need an extra few days of rest ahead of the series.

"Yes, he will be fit for Australia. We're quite confident that with this type of injury, he'll have time to recuperate and to recover fully."