South Africa star Dale Steyn expects to miss at least six months due to shoulder injury 


Dale Steyn aggravated the injury during day two of the first Test against Australia in Perth on Friday.


The 33-year-old paceman said it was a similar injury to the one he suffered against England late last year, but likely worse.

“I did something very similar against England in December in a similar area, but it wasn’t as bad,” he told Channel Nine.

“That was a stress reaction which is like a very hairline, small little crack, but this time it’s more of a fracture so it’s kind of broken the whole bone.

“I’ll probably look to have surgery and have to put a plate in there and get the bone kind of back together or something like that.

“We’re probably looking at a minimum of six months before I’m going up again.”


The injury is a huge blow to Steyn and South Africa, who recovered to take control of the first Test.

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