Steyn out of rest of 1st test and likely series vs

Big blow for Proteas Dale Steyn is ruled out in the ongoing test series against India

Steyn out of rest of 1st test and likely series vs

Dale Steyn will come in from the cold of 13 months out with injury in the first test between South Africa and India at Newlands on Friday.

Steyn landed awkwardly during his run-up in India's first innings in the post-lunch session. "We'll add him to the squad and then when we get to Pretoria and have a couple of training days we will have a look and make a decision", he added. When Steyn was bowling his 18th over, he sustained serious tissue damage to his left heel.

Styen's type of injury normally takes 4-6 weeks to heal, Moosajee said, nearly certainly ruling Steyn out of the rest of the series against India and putting a question mark over whether he can once again regain full fitness ahead of Australia's tour in March. After that Steyn went for scans where the extent of his injury was revealed.

Steyn out of rest of 1st test and likely series vs

"This type of injury was freakish because of the way he landed in the footholes and is in no way related to his bowling loads or not being match ready‚" Moosajee said.

"He's unlikely to bowl [again] in this test match because the recover period could be anything from four to six weeks‚ which means he could be out for the series".

His comeback was closely watched with fears that he hadn't played enough cricket in the buildup to this season and might struggle for match fitness. Due to a right shoulder injury, he has been out of many matches.

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