Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis has been withdrawn from the upcoming T20 global series against Bangladesh due to injury.
Du Plessis sustained the injury during the South Africa's comprehensive 200-run victory over Bangladesh in the third ODI in East London on Sunday where he retired hurt nine runs shy of his ninth century.
He was initially treated on the field, but then had to be carried off on the back of teammate David Miller.
The Proteas skipper has therefore been ruled out of the upcoming two-match T20 series against the Tigers and the CSA domestic T20 competition, due to start on the 10th November.
"Faf consulted with our team of specialists in Cape Town on Monday", Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement.
"He will require a period of rest and rehabilitation for the next six weeks".
Since South Africa's next assignment will be the inaugural four-day Test match against Zimbabwe on Boxing Day, there will be no need for Du Plessis to rush back from his injury.
The first T20I between the Proteas and Bangladesh takes place in Bloemfontein on Thursday followed by the final game of the tour in Potchefstroom on Sunday.