Philander to miss 2nd Test
Posted by: csa on Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Castle Lager Proteas seamer, Vernon Philander will miss the second Sunfoil Test match against New Zealand due to a recurring left hamstring injury. Philander experienced tightness on the final day of the first Test match at Sahara Park Newlands, when foot holes caused his front foot to slip while bowling.  

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “Vernon’s hamstring strain will require a seven to 10 day recovery period at the very least. Although he is responding to treatment received over the past few days, we feel it’s unlikely that he’ll recover in time for this week’s Test match in Port Elizabeth.  Besides, with the Pakistan series less than a month away, it’s not worth the risk of aggravating the injury ”
 
Rory Kleinveldt will earn his third Test cap for the Proteas in the match starting on Friday January 11th at Axxess St Georges in Port Elizabeth. Ryan McLaren has been added to the squad as cover.  
 
 

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