Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy continues to make satisfactory progress with the rehabilitation of his left Achilles tendon injury which is over five months post-surgery. Duminy has progressed well under the watchful eye of Proteas physiotherapist Brandon Jackson and the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras medical team of Shane Jabaar and Dieter Swanepoel. Subject to further testing, he is on course to return to full activity by the end of May.
Proteas Team Manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “JP is five and half months post-op and has started sprinting at up to 80 percent of maximum. At present he is batting without restriction with the help of Gary (Kirsten) in the nets, and should be able to start bowling unrestricted within the next week.
“We are exercising extreme caution because of the sensitive nature of the injury but we remain cautiously optimistic of his speedy return to action.”
Faf du Plessis is completing the sixth week of his rest period for his lower back injury. Du Plessis has been doing rehab, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions to assist with the recovery. He is currently at the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Chennai Super Kings and is scheduled to resume playing next week.