Dravid leaves for Cape Town for shoulder x-ray

Published: Sunday, October 28, 2001, 22:47 [IST]
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Chatsworth (South Africa): Indian vice-captain Rahul Dravid would not be available for the three-day match against South Africa 'A' starting in Chatsworth on Monday as he has left for Cape Town for a 'precautionary' x-ray on his right shoulder, team management said on Sunday.

"It is not something to get worried about," said team manager Mahendra Kumar Bhargava. "But he has complained of some pain in his shoulder." Dravid, who was the sole saving grace in India's six-wicket loss to South Africa in the final of the triangular One-day series on Friday with an innings of 77, is one of the fittest members of the side. Bhargava said getting an x-ray done was just a precautionary measure. "Dravid will be available for the Test series," he stressed. Coach John Wright too allayed any fears about the seriousness of Dravid's injury. "He just thought there was a gap before the Test series gets going and we all decided to have the check-up done and put to rest any nagging thoughts on his shoulder." Extras:
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