Fernando likely to be fit for South Africa tour

Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Oshada Fernando is likely to be fit enough to travel with the national team to South Africa.

Fernando likely to be fit for South Africa tour

On Saturday in the match against the Kandy Tuskers team, the 28-year old right-hand Dambulla Viiking batsman had suffered a mind-blowing injury when he was trying to take a double and injured his ankle and had to be stretchered off the field with the support of medical staff.

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“Good news is that he does not have any fractures. as we suspected it is a soft tissue injury. Hard tissue injury can affect the bone. To ascertain the player has not ATFL (Anterior Talo-Fibular Ligament) damage, an MRI scan has been performed,” the source close to the Dambulla team management, who made aware about the report late evening on Sunday, said.

Oshada was taken to a private hospital in Galle where he had his MRI done.

“Our team doctor I.W.U.B.Rambukwella accompanied him in an ambulance to a private hospital in Galle ( 1 1/2-hour drive) where on duty radiologist performed MRI tests. During this visit both-doctor and Oshada-had put on PPE kits,” one of the sources in Hambantota said.

“He is likely to miss a few immediate LPL matches, but not the South Africa tour,” the source opined.

It was an optional training day for the Dambulla team and a handful players did go for the training on Sunday.

Dambulla will be playing against Jaffna Stallions and in the second double header Kandy Tuskers against Galle Gladiators on Monday.

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