Tri-Series: Dean Elgar Replaces Injured Rilee Rossouw in SA Squad

Updated: 08 June 2016 21:26 IST

Dean Elgar, has been called-up as the replacement for South African batsman Rilee Rossouw, who injured his shoulder against Australia

Tri-Series: Dean Elgar Replaces Injured Rilee Rossouw in SA Squad
Rilee Rossouw injured his right shoulder while fielding in South Africa's win against Australia. © AFP

South African batsman Rilee Rossouw has been ruled out of the Tri-Nation One-Day International (ODI) series after injuring his right shoulder during the match against Australia on Tuesday evening.

Rossouw left the field in discomfort after an awkward dive on the boundary and was immediately taken to the hospital for scans. Dean Elgar, has been called-up as the replacement for Rossouw.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "Rilee fell awkwardly on his shoulder while fielding the ball on the boundary during the match against Australia last night. He was immediately taken to the local hospital for X-rays which confirmed he had dislocated the AC joint of his right shoulder.

"He will be unable to take further part in this series and will return back to South Africa as soon as possible. The extent of the injury and the recovery period will only be known once he has been assessed and managed by one of Cricket South Africa's panel of shoulder specialists."

Highlights
  • Elgar replaces injured Rossouw in SA's squad for tri-series.
  • Rossouw injured his shoulder while fielding in the match vs Australia.
  • South Africa defeated Australia by 47 runs to move to top of the table
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