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West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach may miss the remainder of the ongoing series against South Africa due to an ankle injury.
Roach suffered the injury after bowling 15.5 overs on the first day of the first Test in Centurion and has not returned to the field since then.
Even though West Indies media manager Philip Spooner stated that Roach is in “high spirits”, the 26-year-old cannot put any weight on his right ankle since it is severely swollen and is causing him a great deal of pain.
Roach’s injury is a major blow for the West Indies, especially since they have already lost opening batsman Chris Gayle to a back injury and batsman Assad Fudadin to a finger injury. It has also been announced that pace bowler Jason Holder is recovering from a wrist injury, but is expected to play at some point during the series.
As of right now, there has been no word on whether Roach will return back to the Caribbean or whether he will stay with the national team in South Africa.