Rilee Rossouw is in danger of missing the start of South Africa’s tour to India in October after suffering a possible stress fracture in his left foot.
The big hitting batsman is currently walking with crutches and, depending on enough rest, the injury could take up to six weeks to recover.
South Africa fly to India on 26 September and will play a warm-up game before the tour officially starts with three T20Is on 2, 5 and 8 October.
Dr Mohammed Moosajee, team manager of the Proteas, said Rossouw started feeling some discomfort in his foot in the recent series against New Zealand.
‘We sent him for a scan which showed the bruising of a bone which points to a possible stress fracture,’ Moosajee told Netwerk24.
No chances will be taken with the injury and rest has been recommended, which will be constantly monitored.
‘It can take up to six weeks [to heal], but Rilee should be ready for the tour to India.’
Louis Holtzhausen, team doctor of the Knights, will keep an eye on the injury and Rossouw’s recovery process in Bloemfontein.