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South Africa all-rounder Ryan McLaren will miss the remainder of the ongoing ODI tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia after sustaining a hairline fracture on his right forearm.
McLaren suffered the injury after being hit by a short-pitched delivery from Australia left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson in the 29th over of their encounter on September 2.
“Ryan was taken for X-rays after complaining of severe pain following a blow to his right forearm yesterday,” South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said. “The scans revealed a hairline fracture to the bone in the right forearm, which rules him out of action for the next three weeks.”
As a result of his injury, McLaren has already flown back to South Africa.
This is the second time McLaren has been injured by Johnson. The first instance came in February this year when he was hit on the back of the head by a bouncer from Johnson during the first Test in Centurion. McLaren was forced to miss the second Test of that series since he sustained a concussion.