Smith sad to leave Surrey with 'job half done'

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Injured Surrey skipper Graeme Smith has apologised to fans after he was ruled out of the season with a fractured knee, saying he felt sad about leaving the 'job half done'.

Injured Surrey skipper Graeme Smith has apologised to fans after he was ruled out of the season with a fractured knee, saying he felt sad about leaving the 'job half done'.

Smith suffered a fracture just below his right knee cap and is returning to South Africa for surgery, and has thus been ruled out of the County season just two months into it. He will be replaced as skipper by Gary Wilson.

Smith tweeted on Monday night: "Injuries are always tough especially when you feel job is half done. Sad to be leaving @surreycricket today but wish the club and team well.

"Team is young but has great potential,I look forward to seeing the growth in performance and stature over the next few weeks.

"It's been a privilege to be a part of @surreycricket and thank everyone at the club!"

Last season was also a poor one for the former South Africa opener, as he was ruled out of most of the Surrey campaign with an ankle injury, which also required surgery.

Surrey will be gaining the use of another Protea though, as batsman Hashim Amla arrived to play for them for the next month.

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