Wayne Parnell was taken to hospital on Tuesday, after experiencing pain in his chest playing for Kent in the One Day Cup.
According to a report from The Times writer Elizabeth Ammon, the Proteas all-rounder underwent heart tests after experiencing tightness in his chest and an abnormally fast pulse. He only bowled four overs in his side’s defeat against Somerset, which might well have proved costly, as he was doing well on 1-26.
The 27-year-old has a history of heart-related problems – he suffered a similar scare while playing for South Africa A against India A four years ago.
‘Wayne had some discomfort in the chest and he was found to have had an irregular heartbeat,’ team manager South Africa manager, doctor Mohammed Moosajee, told Cricinfo at the time.
‘At the moment, the tests have found that he has settled down and now it’s just about discovering what’s wrong.’
It will be an anxious wait to see if it was serious or not, as he gears up for the Proteas’ three-match series against England before the Champions Trophy starts.
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