Aiden Markram ruled out of third Test due to wrist injury

South Africa have been hit with an injury blow as their opener Aiden Markram is ruled out of the third and final Test against India due to wrist injury.


Markram had not been in his best form recently and after getting out without scoring any run in the second innings of the Pune test, he got frustrated with himself and lashed out at a solid object in frustration which resulted in an injury later.

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“A CT scan of Aiden Markram’s wrist demonstrated a fracture including the wrist bones,” team doctor Hashendra Ramjee said in a press release. “The medical team has thusly ruled him out of the following Test match against India. Courses of action have been made for him to see an expert on his arrival to South Africa for further management of the injury.”

Markram also felt disappointed for his performance in the series as well as for injury. “It’s sad to return home on this note and I totally understand what I’ve done wrong and take full responsibility for it,” Markram said through the press release. “It’s inadmissible in a Proteas environment and to let the group down is the thing that hurts me the most. I’ve taken in a great deal from this and different players I’m sure, have gained from it too.

“We understand in sport that emotions run high and some of the time the disappointment shows signs of improvement of you as it accomplished for me, however like I stated, it’s no reason. I’ve assumed full liability for it, I have apologized to the group and ideally I can make it up to them and the individuals of South Africa soon.”

Markram had already left for South Africa on Thursday. The third and last test will start from October 19 at Ranchi. India are leading the series by 2-0.

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