Mutumbami out of series with forearm fracture

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Zimbabwe wicket-keeper batsman Richmond Mutumbami has been ruled out of the triangular One-Day International series in Harare, against Australia and South Africa, because of injury.

Zimbabwe wicket-keeper batsman Richmond Mutumbami has been ruled out of the triangular One-Day International series in Harare, against Australia and South Africa, because of injury.

The 25-year old was hit by a ball on the arm during Zimbabwe's net practice on Thursday. He was replaced in the match against South Africa by Malcolm Waller, while Brendan Taylor took up the gloves.

A ZC statement read: "Mutumbami was taken for an x-ray examination which showed that he sustained a transverse hair-line fracture of the mid-shaft right radius. The radius is one of the two large bones of the fore-arm.

"Mutumbami will require a minimum of three weeks to heal. Because of the length of time he will be out, Mutumbami will therefore not be able to take part in the remaining Zimbabwe matches of the series.

"The national team medical staff will continue to monitor Mutumbami's recovery and will ensure that once he is ready to do so, he will begin therapy to get him back to fitness in the shortest possible time."

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