Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been ruled out of the Twenty20 series against New Zealand, the first match in which is being played in Durban today.
Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the South Africa team manager, said: "Lonwabo complained of pain to his ankle yesterday during practice after bowling 10 balls. He was sent for an MRI scan which revealed bony bruising of the talus bone at the back of his ankle joint.
"The medical committee feel it will be best if he doesn't take part in the current T20 series, recommending a two to three week rest period along with consultation with an ankle specialist."
Tsotsobe is the second withdrawal from South Africa’s Twenty20 squad for the three-match series against the Black Caps, with all-rounder Wayne Parnell earlier ruled out with a wrist injury.
South Africa Twenty20 International squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock, Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn.
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