South African captain Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League with a double fracture of his right middle finger.
He suffered the injury taking a diving catch for the Rajasthan Royals during their six-wicket defeat to the Delhi Daredevils, his finger getting, in Smith's own words on his Twitter page, 'hooked in the ground'.
He added: "Gonna miss the royals and india and all the fans! Gonna try get fit for 20/20 world cup with south africa!!"
Meanwhile, captain Shane Warne, also using Twitter, says that English all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas is to return home after suffering an injury.
Mascarenhas left the field after his spell of bowling returned two for 31.
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