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SA captain undergoes ankle surgery

Posted on April 04, 2012 by Ken

South Africa captain Graeme Smith underwent ankle surgery on Tuesday after consulting with an ankle specialist, who detected an impingement syndrome and recommended surgery.

Smith was operated on in Cape Town in order to manage the chronic pain in his left ankle that he has been suffering for the last two months.

South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee, a qualified doctor, said the surgery had a rehabilitation time of eight to 10 weeks, meaning Smith will miss the Pune Warriors’ entire Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign.

A statement released by Cricket South Africa said Smith had undergone surgery now to ensure he was fully fit for a crunch tour of England in July that will decide the number one ranking in the International Cricket Council’s test rankings.

“My ankle has been troubling me for some time so it will be a relief to have it repaired, especially looking ahead to the crucial year of cricket ahead,” Smith said.

“I’m very disappointed to be missing out on the IPL this year. I was looking forward to my second season with Pune Warriors, especially after my knee set me back last season. I would like to wish them all of the best this year, I’m sure the new management and exciting new signings will be a positive boost for the side.”

A post on the social network Twitter by Smith’s wife, Morgan Deane, said Smith was “safe and sound but sore” after the operation.

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