Steyn ruled out of third Test

Published: Friday, July 25, 2008, 22:00 [IST]
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South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss the third Test against England after suffering a fractured thumb.

X-rays showed Steyn has injured the base of his left thumb and the 24-year-old is likely to be in a plaster cast for two to three weeks.

South African team manager Mohammed Moosajee confirmed Steyn will miss the Edgbaston Test, which starts on Wednesday, after having the plaster cast fitted at a hospital in Worcester, where his side are currently playing a tour match against Bangladesh A.

Dr Moosajee said: "His thumb will be in a cast for between two and three weeks and we have given ourselves a window to reassess the injury in two weeks time."

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