Injured JP Duminy is positive, hopes for a quick recovery

The South African player was injured in a rugby match as part of a warm-down at the end of the opening day's play against Australia.

updated: November 12, 2012 21:51 IST
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Brisbane: South Africa batsman JP Duminy is remaining positive after the "freakish" injury that ruled him out of the test series against Australia and could sideline him from all cricket for six months.

Duminy ruptured his left Achilles tendon during a warm-down session following the opening day's play of the first test at the Gabba on Friday. He had an operation to reattach the tendon this weekend but faces a lengthy recovery period of between four and six months.

"I'm still quite young, I still have a long career ahead of me," Duminy said on Monday. "I'm quite positive about these types of things, over the next four to six months it's about me putting in the hard work again and making sure I come back to full strength."

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