South African pacer Dale Steyn is hopeful to be up and running in the next weeks. Notably, he was ruled out the India series with a muscle tear on the left heel he sustained while bowling during India’s first innings of the first Test at Newlands, Cape Town.

I’m on the crutches because I’ve got a no bearing weight on the leg for a while, at least two weeks, which makes it seem worse than it actually is,” Steyn said.

But it’s right underneath the heel, so it’s extremely sore to stand on or step on. And as you know, as fast bowlers we land on that front foot pretty often. So I’m going to have to give it time to recover – six weeks, and I’ll be up and running again,” he stated.

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The 34-year-old Steyn’s comeback from an injury was cut short by another injury when he landed awkwardly while bowling during the second day of the first Test. South Africa went 1-0 ahead beating India by 72 runs.

Talking about the injury, Steyn remarked that he is not too demoralized by the injury given that he has gone through worse in his career. However, he hopes to be fit ahead of the home series against Australia in March and April.

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