'Freak Injury' Puts South Africa's Quinton de Kock Out of Third Test Against England
South Africa replaced Quinton de Kock with Dane Vilas, who flew from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg on the morning of the third Test against England to fill in.
South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock missed the third Test against England with a 'freak injury' after falling at home and hurting his knee on the eve of the game. (Quinton de Kock, Chris Morris Added to South Africa Squad For Second Test)
South Africa replaced De Kock with Dane Vilas, who flew from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg on the morning of the Test to fill in. (AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock Help South Africa Shatter Records)
AB de Villiers, who has taken over the South African captaincy, would have had to also fill in as wicketkeeper if South Africa had fielded first at the Wanderers but luckily for him, the hosts won the toss and elected to bat.
South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said De Kock initially thought his injury wasn't serious but then woke up early Thursday morning with a badly swollen right knee.