South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out for up to three months with a lower back injury.
The injury will prevent the 22-year-old from playing in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) for Delhi Daredevils.
The talented quick, currently ranked No.1 in the ICC’s Test match bowling rankings, felt discomfort during the fourth Test against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium, with subsequent scans confirming the extent of the injury.
Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the Proteas team manager, said: “Kagiso has been diagnosed with a lower back stress reaction which will rule him out of cricket action for up to three months. He will need a month’s break from all physical activity before commencing with a rehabilitation programme to get him ready for the series against Sri Lanka in July.”