Lungi Ngidi, the South African paceman, has been ruled out for ‘a minimum of 12 weeks’ following an injury.
Ngidi, the 22-year-old quick, sustained the ligament injury in his right knee while fielding during the one-off Twenty20 International in Australia earlier this month.
“Lungi fell awkwardly while fielding during the T20I against Australia last Sunday. He underwent investigations and further assessments with knee specialists upon his return to South Africa, which revealed a significant ligament injury to the right knee,” explained Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the South Africa team manager.
“Due to the significant nature of the injury, he will require a minimum of 12 weeks of rest and rehabilitation to make a successful return to play.”