Morris sidelined for two months with knee injury

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.23 (ANI):South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has been sidelined for at least two months after suffering from a left knee injury. Confirming the news, South Africa team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee said the 29-year-old had been carrying the niggle for the last eight months, but it had worsened over the last two weeks which led the CSA medical committee to recommend a break to him. The injury has also ruled Morris out of the one-off ODI match against Ireland as well as series against Australia. "The injury has flared up considerably over the last two weeks leaving us with no option but rest and rehabilitation to allow the knee time to fully recover. He will take no further part in the match against Ireland and the series against Australia and will target a return back to international cricket for the Sunfoil Test series against Sri Lanka in December," Moosajee was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. With Morris' exclusion, South Africa have now brought in Dwaine Pretorius as a replacement for the upcoming five-match ODI series, starting on September 30 in Centurion. (ANI)