Proteas spinner Robin Peterson is in doubt for the Boxing Day Test in Port Elizabeth against the West Indies after picking up an injury during a fielding session on Tuesday.
The left-arm Peterson sustained a cut to his left index finger and had three stitches, casting him in doubt for the second Test starting on Friday.
Peterson did not play in the first Test against the tourists where the Proteas won by an innings and 220 runs in Centurion, but was favoured to play a key role on the St George’s Park pitch, where conditions are much better suited to spin.
Peterson has played just 15 Tests for South Africa, after making his debut in Dhaka against Bangladesh in 2003 and last played for the Proteas against Australia in Centurion in February.
He was recalled to the Proteas squad for the series in the place of Dane Piedt who, along with JP Duminy remained on the injured list, and was the only specialist spin bowler in the squad.
Imran Tahir had been dropped from the Proteas Test squad, but could now be in line for a place.