Steyn sustained significant damage to his left heel when he unfortunately landed awkwardly in the foot-holes during his side's 72-run win over India in the opening Test at the Newlands, Cape Town. According to espncricinfo, he may not bowl again in this Test.
The fast bowling pair of Duanne Olivier and uncapped Lungi Ngidi has been added to the 14-member South Africa squad for the second Test against India, beginning January 13 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. A decision on whether he would bat hadn't yet been made. "He is unable to do much at the moment so he will be reassessed in 4 - 6 weeks". There are fears the 34-year-old speedster's career might be up just as he approaches Pollock's record. After that Steyn went for scans where the extent of his injury was revealed.More news: Investors Buy Shares of Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) on Weakness
South African team doctor Mohammed Moosajee said Steyn was keen to return to cricket and would see a specialist on Sunday. "Just feeling very sympathetic for him".
Steyn‚ who was playing his first test since November 2016‚ when he fractured a shoulder while bowling at the WACA‚ left the field midway through the last over before tea on the second day.More news: Tesco Corporation (TESO) Position Boosted by Bank of New York Mellon Corp
His comeback was closely watched with fears that he hadn't played enough cricket in the buildup to this season and might struggle for match fitness.
He was careful to quell speculation that the problem could have been caused by Steyn‚ who before the match had bowled only 12 overs in whites since his shoulder injury‚ had returned to action too soon.More news: Rafael Nadal gearing up for Australian Open