Seasoned South African batsman Faf du Plessis will miss the rest of PSL 2021 due to the concussion he received during the Quetta Gladiators’ game against Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday.

According to ESPNCricinfo, the 36-year-old is flying to South Africa tonight.

Faf du Plessis collided with teammate Mohammad Hasnain when performing near the border. After the collision, du Plessis lay prone while receiving medical attention. He was substituted on for the rest of the game, with Saim Ayub coming on as a replacement for a concussion.

The former South African captain was rushed to hospital for investigation following the incident. Upon returning to the team hotel, du Plessis reported his condition and said he had suffered a concussion and memory loss.

“Thanks everyone for all the messages of support,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m back at the hotel and I’m recovering. I have a memory concussion but I am fine. Hopefully back in the field soon. Much love.”

Quetta Gladiators all-rounder Andre Russell also suffered a concussion early in the season. He was hit on the helmet by a bouncer for Islamabad United’s Mohammad Musa and had to be removed from the game.

Performance of Faf du Plessis in PSL 2021

Faf du Plessis played a total of five games in the PSL 2021. He scored 76 runs with a hit rate of 122.58 with a best performance of 37.

Although he upset Lahore Qalandars by 18 runs on Tuesday, Quetta is bottom of the table with six losses and two wins from eight games.

Quetta faces Multan Sultans on Wednesday.