Friday 12 February 2010 

Graeme Smith An Injury Concern For South Africa

Graeme Smith An Injury Concern For South Africa
Graeme Smith An Injury Concern For South Africa
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South African captain Graeme Smith has sustained a finger injury and is a minor doubt for the second and final Test against India in Kolkata, which begins on 14th February.

Smith, who led his side to an innings-and-six-run win in the opening match in Nagpur, has suffered ligament damage to the little finger of his left hand but Cricket South Africa (CSA) revealed, via Twitter, that the medical team is 'confident that the swelling will subside in the next 24 hours'.

He is set to test out the injury during practice at Eden Gardens one day before the match, which India must win to retain their number one Test ranking.

The last Test Smith missed was against Australia in March, a game the Proteas won with Imraan Khan making his debut. Should Smith be unfit for the Kolkata match, Alviro Petersen could deputise.

Meanwhile, India's VVS Laxman has recovered from his finger injury and is set to return to India's line-up.

© Cricket World 2010

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