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Jacobs out with finger injury

Firdose Moonda

May 4, 2011

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A fractured finger has put Mumbai Indians' wicketkeeper-batsman Davy Jacobs out of action for at least two weeks. Jacobs said he was not sure for how long the injury would keep him out, but he hoped to be back for Mumbai's final group match on May 22.

"I won't be out for too long, as it's not a ligament or muscle, just bone," Jacobs told ESPNcricinfo. "It won't restrict me when I come back."

Jacobs picked up the injury while standing up to Munaf Patel in Mumbai's match against Kings XI Punjab in Mumbai on May 2. Having often stood up to the fast bowlers in the tournament, Jacobs was struck on his thumb off Patel's first delivery which is when he is likely to have suffered the fracture, but went on to keep for the rest of the match.

Mumbai, for whom he has regularly opened the batting, had signed up Jacobs for this IPL season on the back of his solid performance in the Champions League 2010 for South Africa domestic side Warriors. Jacobs put together a series of attacking cameos without going on to make a big score, and he has been steady behind the stumps, drawing praise from former India gloveman and Mumbai's wicketkeeping coach Kiran More.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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