South Africa opening batsman Aiden Markram has been ruled out of ongoing Test series against England after sustaining a fracture to his finger. Markram injured his “fourth left finger” during the second day’s play of the Boxing Day Test at Centurion and the batsman will require a surgery. He is scheduled for surgery early next week and will be out of action for at least for six weeks.
“Aiden sustained a fracture affecting the distal joint of his left ring finger,” Dr Shuaib Manjra, CSA’s chief medical officer, said. “After consulting with a number of hand specialists yesterday we arrived at a decision that the best outcome would be achieved through surgical reduction and fixation.
“This would mean him unfortunately missing the rest of the series against England. We feel for Aiden who worked extremely hard to come through his previous hand fracture sustained in India to be Test match ready.”
The 25-year-old right hander scored 20 and 2 in ongoing Centurion Test against the visitors.