Sri Lanka tour over for injured du Plessis

Faf du Plessis damaged his shoulder when attempting to take a catch during an emphatic ODI win for South Africa that wrapped up the series.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis   -  Getty Images

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will miss the remainder of the tour of Sri Lanka due to a shoulder injury.

Du Plessis damaged his right shoulder attempting to take a catch during the Proteas' one-day international victory in Pallekele on Sunday. The batsman left the field and was unable to return as the Proteas eased to a 78-run win to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Du Plessis will miss the two remaining ODIs and a Twenty20 in Colombo next Tuesday. The selectors have not yet named a stand-in captain and opted against replacing Du Plessis in the squad.

Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will unfortunately be unavailable for the rest of the tour. He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery. His return date back to South Africa will be confirmed in due course."