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Ngidi ruled out of Sri Lanka ODI series

Jan 28, 2017
Ngidi ruled out of Sri Lanka ODI series

Standard Bank Proteas fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi, has been ruled out of the Momentum ODI series against Sri Lanka on Saturday at St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth because of a left abdominal muscle wall injury. 

Ngidi sustained the injury during the third KFC T20 International against Sri Lanka at PPC Newlands on Tuesday and will need 3-4 weeks to recover. 

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee commented on the injury: “Lungi landed awkwardly on his left hip while fielding during the 3rd T20 international against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. 

"Subsequent scans confirmed an abdominal muscle wall tear which will rule him out for 3-4 weeks. It is a sensitive injury because the abdominal wall is highly loaded during the fast-bowling action so full recovery is important before he can resume bowling at 100% match intensity. 

"He will follow a thorough rehab and treatment plan to give him the best opportunity to return to full fitness.”