South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren will play no further part in the One-Day International tri-series in Zimbabwe after fracturing his right arm during his side's 62-run defeat to Australia in game five.
McLaren was hit while batting as South Africa tried to chase 283 to beat Australia, before he was dismissed for 24.
South Africa went on to be bowled out for 220 and following the game, scans revealed a hairline fracture to McLaren's right forearm, ruling him out of action for the next three weeks.
"Ryan was taken for X-rays this afternoon after complaining of severe pain following a blow to his right forearm yesterday," team manager Dr Mohammad Moosajee said.
"The scans revealed a hairline fracture to the bone in the right forearm, which rules him out of action for the next three weeks.
"He will return back to South Africa on Thursday morning."
South Africa play Zimbabwe in their final group game tomorrow (4th September) knowing that a win - or even a close defeat - will see them lock horns again with Australia in Saturday's final (6th September).
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