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Boje has surgery for broken leg

Nicky Boje was having surgery on Wednesday for a broken leg after he fell awkwardly in their one-day defeat to England.

india Updated: Jul 09, 2003 18:32 IST

South Africa's Nicky Boje was having surgery on Wednesday for a broken leg after he fell awkwardly in their one-day defeat to England, the BBC reported.

The 30-year-old completely tore his left fibula and ruptured ligaments in his ankle during Tuesday's match at Edgbaston.

Boje was having surgery at a Nottingham hospital and was due to return to South Africa as soon as he had recovered.

He was therefore not included in the squad for South Africa's five-Test series against England which starts later this month at Edgbaston.

Boje, on as a substitute for Martin van Jaarsveld, turned his ankle while fielding in a match South Africa eventually lost by four wickets.

He immediately signalled for assistance and was carried from the field before being taken to hospital.

South Africa play England in the triangular series final at Lord's on Saturday.

First Published: Jul 09, 2003 18:32 IST