Knee injury rules de Kock out of third Test

South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the third Test against England, which starts today in Johannesburg, after suffering an injury to his right knee on Wednesday evening.

Dane Vilas, who was scheduled to play a Sunfoil Series match in Port Elizabeth, has been called up as an immediate replacement. If South Africa field first, AB de Villiers will keep wicket until Vilas arrives in Johannesburg.

Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the South Africa team manager, said that de Kock sprained his right knee at home on Wednesday.

“Quinton slipped and sprained his right knee at home late yesterday afternoon,” Moosajee said. “Initially he didn’t think it was too serious but woke up after midnight in pain and with a swollen knee. He will have investigations done later today to ascertain the extent of the injury.”

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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