Dale Steyn, the South African pacer, has undergone a successful shoulder surgery for the shoulder bone break he had endured amid South Africa’s first Test against Australia in Perth.Dale Steyn is relied upon to be away for at least sixth months for restoration before he starts playing once again.
“Dale had successful surgery on Thursday where the fracture in the right shoulder blade was fixated with the placement of a screw,” Mohammed Moosajee, South Africa’s team manager, confirmed on Sunday (November 12).
“It is crucial to give the injury enough time to heal and to make sure that he is completely pain-free before he starts bowling again,” Moosajee added. “He will begin with his rehabilitation programme once the satisfactory bony healing has taken place; this is excepted to be in a few weeks.”
Steyn broke his shoulder during the Boxing Day Test against England a year ago and was ruled out of the series. He came back to the national side for the ICC World T20, however was a long way from his best. His performances in the Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League were additionally route beneath his standards. He was rested from the South African squad for the triangular series played in the Caribbean, additionally including Australia.
He played a crucial role in South Africa’s dominating show against Zimbabwe, and was a member of South Africa’s playing XI against Australia in the first Test. In the fourth ball of his thirteenth over, he encountered some torment in his shoulder and was taken off the attack . He didn’t come back to bowl from that point as South Africa won by 177 runs. Scans later revealed that Steyn had suffered a fracture.
“We are positive that he will make a successful return to international cricket. He will be provided with the best possible support and guidance led by our physiotherapist, Brandon Jackson, and Cricket South Africas medical committee, which will give him the best opportunity to make a successful return to full fitness,” Moosajee concluded.