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Wed Apr 16 07:25:42 SAST 2014

Smith and Kallis back on their feet

Sapa | 10 August, 2012 06:370 Comments
Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith of South Africa
Image by: Hannah Johnston / Getty Images / Gallo Images

GRAEME Smith and Jacques Kallis have fully recovered from the injuries they sustained in the second cricket test match at Headingley earlier this week.

In addition Alviro Petersen and Albie Morkel continue to make positive strides towards full fitness.

Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee said yesterday Smith and Kallis would be available for the two-day tour match against Derbyshire starting today, while Morkel could bat but not bowl.

Petersen would be sitting out during the warm-up game.

"Graeme has fully recovered from the minor ligament sprain to his left knee," Moosajee said.

"We also have positive feedback from Jacques, who has responded well to treatment following the acute back spasms that he suffered during the test.

"Alviro is progressing well with rehab after the grade 1 hamstring strain he sustained at Headingley, however, he is unlikely to feature in the tour match against Derbyshire.

"He will be focusing on his rehabilitation, with the aim of making sure he is fully fit for the final test at Lord's."

Moosajee said that team physiotherapist Brandon Jackson would be working on getting Morkel back to full bowling fitness during the coming week.

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