Morne Morkel not to bowl further in current Test against India following ankle sprain

Johannesburg, Dec 21: South African bowler Morne Morkel will reportedly be unable to bowl further in the current Test against India at the Wanderers following an ankle sprain on Friday afternoon.

However, the team management confirmed that Morkel would bat in South Africa’s second innings if absolutely necessary.

According to Sport24, South African team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said that Morkel landed awkwardly on his right ankle while fielding on Friday following which a subsequent clinical examination and a MRI scan confirmed a Grade 1 ankle sprain.

Moosajee further said that the recovery period is usually 7-10 days and he is doubtful for the second Test starting in Durban in less than a week’s time. (ANI)