Smith suffering from post-concussion syndrome

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Smith will be out of action for approximately one to two weeks

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has been ruled out for the remainder of the limited overs series against Pakistan after being diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome.

Smith was struck on the helmet by Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Irfan during the second Test in Dubai, where he scored a magnificent double century.

While Smith noted that he merely had a “buzzing head”, an MRI scan revealed no damage to his brain.

South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee, who is also a medical doctor, noted that Smith will need to rest for approximately one to two weeks.

Titans captain and opening batsman Henry Davids has been named as Smith’s replacement.

With Hashim Amla also back in town after having witnessed the birth of his second child, South Africa have sent Colin Ingram back home, leaving wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to open the batting for the rest of the limited overs series.

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