Tuesday 18 September 2012 

ICC WT20: Encouraging News For Albie Morkel

ICC WT20: Encouraging News For Albie Morkel
ICC WT20: Encouraging News For Albie Morkel
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South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel will undergo a late fitness test ahead of his team's opening ICC World Twenty20 match against Zimbabwe on Thursday.

He underwent a precautionary MRI scan after suffering back spasms during his side's warm-up win over New Zealand but the results proved inconclusive.

He is, however, recovering well and team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee is optimistic about Morkel's condition.

"Albie woke up feeling much better this morning (Tuesday) but we sent him for an MRI scan as a precautionary measure. The results from the scan are inconclusive but the positive aspect for us is that he is improving by the day," he said.

"He will continue to receive treatment from the team physiotherapist, Brandon Jackson and a decision on his availability for our opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 will only be taken on Thursday morning, subject to him passing a fitness test."

South Africa won the warm-up game against the Black Caps by nine runs.

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