South African all-rounder says he will fly to India despite an ankle injury forcing him off the field of play on Sunday.
There is good news for Chennai Super Kings as they look to get their 2013 IPL campaign back on track after an opening match defeat to Mumbai Indians.
All-rounder Albie Morkel has insisted he will fly to India to join up with the squad despite a recurring ankle injury forcing him off the pitch in Titans’ Ram Slam T20 final.
Morkel had bowled just 2.3 overs for the South African team on Sunday before his injury meant he had to leave the field of play.
The 31-year-old did return later to bat for the side but was in obvious discomfort as he limped between the wicket.
Despite these worrying signs leading many to believe he would have to delay his trip to the IPL further, Morkel tweeted that he would head to Chennai today:
Scan went well. Will be on my way to India today. #CSK
— Albie Morkel (@albiemorkel) April 8, 2013
This is not the first time the all-rounder has struggled with an ankle injury after picking up a similar problem last July whilst touring England with South Africa.
On that occasion the Proteas man required 10 days to recover to full fitness but insists that it will be a lot quicker this time round.
Morkel’s injury only adds to CSK’s problems as they are missing their other big South African signing, Faf du Plessis, for at least four weeks after he picked up a back injury.
The Super Kings will look to get their IPL back to winning ways when they play their second match of the tournament against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday.