Injured Rossouw replaced by Elgar for tri-series


A dislocated right shoulder has resulted in Rilee Rossouw being replaced by Dean Elgar in the South Africa squad for the remainder of the one-day international tri-series against Australia and West Indies.

Following an awkward fall while fielding in the Proteas' bonus-point win against Australia in Guyana on Tuesday, Rossouw was sent to hospital for X-rays.

The examinations showed the batsman sustained a dislocation of his right shoulder, with Cricket South Africa unwilling to comment on a recovery time prior to further assessment.

However, Rossouw will miss the remainder of the competition and return to his home country, while Elgar has been summoned in his stead.

Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement: "Rilee fell awkwardly on his shoulder while fielding the ball on the boundary during the match against Australia.

"He was immediately taken to the local hospital for X-rays which confirmed he had dislocated the AC [acromioclavicular] joint of his right shoulder.

"He will be unable to take further part in this series and will return back to South Africa as soon as possible.

"The extent of the injury and the recovery period will only be known once he has been assessed and managed by one of Cricket South Africa's panel of shoulder specialists."