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Knee injury sidelines Morris for two months

Chris Morris will not be playing the ODIs against Ireland and Australia AFP

South Africa allrounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of action for two months with a left knee injury. Morris had been carrying the niggle for eight months but it worsened over the last two weeks which led to the CSA medical committee recommending a break for full recovery. The injury rules him out of the ODIs against Ireland and Australia.

"Chris has been carrying a chronic left knee patella tendon injury for the last eight months which we have treated and managed up to this point," South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said. "The injury has flared up considerably over the last two weeks leaving us with no option but rest and rehabilitation to allow the knee time to fully recover. He will take no further part in the match against Ireland and the series against Australia and will target a return back to international cricket for the Sunfoil Test series against Sri Lanka in December."

Dwaine Pretorius was added to the squad for the ODIs against Australia which start on September 30 in Centurion.