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Steyn ruled out of Test series with shoulder injury

Dale Steyn complained about pain in his shoulder and was sent to the hospital for further scans, which confirmed the injury.

Dale Steyn is ruled out of the series due to a fracture to a bone in his shoulder. Picture: Twitter: @OfficialSA

JOHANNESBURG – Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn has been withdrawn from the series against Australia after suffering a fractured bone in his right shoulder, while bowling on day two of the first Test.

Steyn picked up the first wicket of the day, which sparked South Africa into producing an incredible bowling performance, to dismiss the Aussies for 244, following on from South Africa’s dismissal of 242 on day one.

According to Cricket South Africa, the 33-year-old complained about pain in his shoulder and was sent to the hospital for further scans, which confirmed the fracture.

Team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee confirmed that Steyn will be called upon to bat, “if absolutely necessary”.
A decision on whether to call up a replacement is yet to be made.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)