Sibanda set to play against India following injury scare

"He will receive treatment twice daily to speed up recovery"

“He will receive treatment twice daily to speed up recovery”

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Zimbabwe opener Vusi Sibanda is highly likely to take part in the upcoming series against India despite injuring his ankle on Friday.

The incident occurred when Sibanda was backpedaling and rolled his right ankle when he accidentally stepped on team analyst Stanley Chioza’s foot during a training session.

Sibanda was immediately taken for an X-ray and MRI scan and was later given a crutch. However, Zimbabwe head coach Dav Whatmore played down Sibanda’s injury, saying that the 31-year-old should be fully fit in about a week.

“I took Vusi for an x-ray, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging scans and the results are expected this afternoon,” team physiotherapist Anesu Mupotaringa said. “He is currently in pain and I have given him a crutch to avoid pressure on the ankle. I also gave him medication to help with the pain and swelling, and he will receive treatment twice daily to speed up recovery with the hope of him being fit for the India tour.”

Zimbabwe’s home series against India will consist of three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals, which will begin on July 10 in Harare.

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