Injured Morkel to return home

Updated: 09 October 2007 18:26 IST

Morne Morkel's tour to Pakistan ended on Tuesday after fresh x-rays revealed a fracture on the South African fast bowler's left foot.

Karachi:

Morne Morkel's tour to Pakistan ended on Tuesday after fresh x-rays revealed a fracture on the South African fast bowler's left foot.

"It's not a happy news for him, he'll be returning home," team spokesman Michael Owen-Smith said. "He'll be going back home on the first available flight because normally you need six-eight weeks to recover from such injuries," Owen-Smith added.

Morkel injured his left foot while bowling during the drawn three-day warm up match against a Patron's XI last Saturday.

Morkel made his test debut against India at Durban last December and took three wickets.

Smith said that a decision on Morkel's replacement will be taken by the selectors in South Africa.

South Africa's tour of Pakistan includes two test matches and five one-day internationals.

Topics : Cricket Morne Morkel
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