Sports Reporter
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7 Apr 2022
5:10 pm

PICTURE: Elgar ‘battered and bruised’ ahead of second Test

Sports Reporter

The Proteas go into the second Test against Bangladesh 1-0 up having won in Durban.

Dean Elgar is nursing a bit of bruising and a cut on his head following a shower incident in Durban. Picture: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Proteas captain Dean Elgar will be careful to not disturb a nasty cut on his forehead when he bats in the second Test against Bangladesh, starting in Gqeberha from Friday.

Elgar is sporting a big cut and some bruising on his forehead following a slip in the shower in Durban on Monday night.

According to reports the Proteas captain had some difficulty batting with a helmet following the incident.

Elgar told AFP on Thursday: “I’ve got a few stitches in my forehead,” he said. “I batted today, it was going to be a concern with where my helmet rests.

“I don’t think I’m too far from where the doctor takes the stitches out. But I’m okay.”

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Dean Elgar during the pre-match virtual press conference on Thursday. Picture: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

The Proteas won the first Test in Durban at the beginning of the week by 220 runs and will be favourites to make it 2-0 when the second Test starts on Friday.