After having suffered a concussion in the Pakistan Super League earlier in the year and failing to recover from it sufficiently, Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of this year’s men’s Hundred competition. He was initially withdrawn from three of Northern Superchargers’ opening games as a part of his recovery, but du Plessis via an Instagram post announced he is returning to South Africa.
“Unfortunately im on my way home as I haven’t recovered as quick as I would have liked from my concussion to play some sort of part in The Hundred for the Northernsuperchargers this year (sic),” read his post on Friday (August 13). “Great bunch of guys and I’ve really enjoyed the look and feel of this tournament.
“I would like to thank the ECB, the Northern Superchargers and also every single person who has gone out there way to make sure that my brain health remains the most important priority and not how fast I play cricket again. I’m really so grateful for all the support through this difficult injury and feel like I’m very close to playing again.