Dean Elgar injury update

Dean Elgar of South Africa struck on helmet by delivery from Umesh Yadav of India, checked by Ajinkya Rahane during Day Three of the Third Test of the 2019 International Series between India and South Africa at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi, India on 21 October 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Dean Elgar of South Africa struck on helmet by delivery from Umesh Yadav of India, checked by Ajinkya Rahane during Day Three of the Third Test of the 2019 International Series between India and South Africa at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi, India on 21 October 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Standard Bank Proteas batsman, Dean Elgar was assessed by the team’s medical staff and diagnosed with concussion after suffering a blow to the head off the bowling of Umesh Yadav on Day Three of the third and final Test match against India in Ranchi.


The opening batsman will be closely monitored over the next 24 hours, followed by reassessment every 24 hours until signs and symptoms resolve. The soonest he can return to play is in six days’ time in keeping with the standard concussion management protocol.


Theunis de Bruyn was named the approved concussion substitute for Elgar.