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Tsotsobe injury scare for South Africa

Reuters
Feb 12, 2011 at 09:25pm IST

Chennai: South Africa received an injury scare as pace bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe strained his right knee during the team's eight-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in Sunday's warm-up match of the cricket World Cup.

Tsotsobe sent down a couple of overs without success before falling awkwardly while trying to stop a boundary and was writhing in pain barely a week before the tournament gets underway.

Surrounded by worried team mates, the pacer received medical attention before eventually hobbling off the ground.

WC: Tsotsobe injury scare for South Africa

The fast bowler fell awkwardly while trying to stop a boundary.

"That area of the outfield was wet and he flexed his knee and suffered a mild strain," team manager Mohammed Moosajee told reporters.

"He was assessed by the physiotherapist today and will be assessed again tomorrow morning and we'll take a call from there."

South Africa kick off their Group B campaign against the West Indies in Delhi on Feb 24.

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