The South African team medical staff will again be keeping a close eye on opening bowler Vernon Philander in the lead-up to the second Test against New Zealand, starting in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
South Africa's bowler Vernon Philander (left) on day two of the first Test match between South Africa and New Zealand at Newlands on January 3, 2013 in Cape Town. Philander may miss the second Test against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth because of a recurring hamstring problem.
Philander, who collected his fifth man of the match award in only 13 matches after destroying the New Zealand batting in the first Test at Newlands, was a doubtful starter for the match after injuring his left hamstring less than two weeks earlier.
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