Posted: 5 November, 2016 by Cricket Newsroom

Dale Steyn's Huge Regret On His Shoulder Injury

"People want you to play"

Tags: Test Cricket

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South African quick Dale Steyn has suggested he regrets returning from his previous shoulder injury too soon.

Steyn broke his shoulder bowling against Australia on Friday, a "rare injury" that will see him miss six months of cricket.

The 33-year-old hopes the recovery won't be too long.

"Hopefully not," he said in an interview on Channel Nine's cricket coverage. "The last time it took about three months and I was up and running and able to play and everything."

But he conceded he made his return from his previous shoulder injury too soon.

"There's a lot of cricket to be played, and people want you to play, so I didn't have the full time to recover...I've been dealing with this thing for quite some time now, so I probably should have taken a little bit longer (to let it heal)."

"I was wanting to rush and get into that Twenty20 World Cup, I wanted to go to the IPL, I wanted to play. This is what I do. So I'll probably have to take the time this time and let it heal properly."

Tags: Test Cricket

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