Smith’s injury won’t affect international commitments

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A foot injury brought a premature end to Austin Smith’s time in the Indian Hockey League, but the good news for South African hockey fans is that he will not miss any games for the Proteas because of the injury.

Smith has a Medial Cuneiform Fracture in his right foot after he was hit bay a ball during training. Smith played through the pain initially, but in the end after some extensive flying around in India seeing various specialists the verdict were a fracture and the end of his time at the Ranchi Rhinos.

Smith is not sure yet how long he will be off the hockey field. …