James Tredwell, the 30-year-old offspinner from Kent, has been called up as cover.
England have given rest to Graeme Swann for the remaining three matches of the ongoing one day international series against South Africa.
In a statement on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said that the offspinner has been given rest so that he can recover from a long-term elbow injury. James Tredwell, the 30-year-old offspinner from Kent, has been called up as cover.
"(Swann) has admitted to carrying a long-term elbow problem in his right arm and will take the next three matches off before returning for the three-game Twenty20 series," a statement on the ECB website (www.ecb.co.uk) said.
South Africa lead the five match series 1-0 after winning the Southampton ODI by 80 runs. The third game of the series will be played at The Oval in London on Friday.