De Kock ruled out for remainder of West Indies series

De Kock will need six to 12 weeks of rehabilitation

De Kock may even miss the World Cup

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South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been ruled out for the remainder of the series against the West Indies after tearing a ligament in his ankle.

De Kock, who suffered the injury while warming up prior to the start of the third day of the first Test in Centurion, will need six to 12 weeks of rehabilitation.

Due to this, it is likely that de Kock may miss the 2015 World Cup as well since the tournament gets underway in less than two months.

Since de Kock is out for the rest of the series, South Africa may call up Temba Bavuma for the next Test due to the fact that he is the only reserve batsman in the squad.

Bavuma, who has yet to make his Test debut, has represented the Highveld Lions in 68 first-class matches and currently has an average of 35.95.

If Bavuma is picked for the second Test in Porth Elizabeth, he will make history by becoming the first black African batsman to ever represent South Africa.

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