Proteas' injury worries grow as Morkel sidelined for six weeks
ANI | Updated: Oct 02, 2017 17:28 IST
The 32-year-old sustained the injury during his side's huge 333-run win over Bangladesh in the opening Test of the two-match series in Potchefstroom.
He left the field in his sixth over of the Bangladesh's second innings and didn't return to bowl for the rest of the day, ESPNcricinfo reported.
Morkel's injury means he will certainly miss the second Test against Bangladesh beginning October 6, while he also remains doubtful for the opening matches of Cricket South Africa's (CSA) T20 Global League.
Morkel's injury has come as a major blow for South Africa, who are already without their star fast bowlers Dale Steyn, who continues to recover from a shoulder injury, and Vernon Philander and Chris Morris.