Steyn expected to be fit for Australia series after fracturing rib

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Steyn is expected to play the first Test against Australia on February 12

South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn is currently recovering from a minor rib fracture, but is expected to be fully fit by the time Australia come to visit next month.

South Africa’s home series against Australia is set to consist of three Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals.

“During the second Test [against India] in Durban, Dale dived for the ball and he felt a bit of discomfort on the right side of his chest,” South Africa team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee told Eyewitness News Sport. “He finished the Test unscathed and about two days after the match, he complained that the area was feeling quite tender.

“We proceeded to have an x-ray done, which didn’t reveal much. A subsequent scan revealed a minor fracture of the eighth rib on the right hand side. He will be fit for Australia. We’re quite confident that with this type of injury, he’ll have time to recuperate and to recover fully.”

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