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After facing defeat against the Rajasthan Royals’ squad on Wednesday, Chennai Super Kings have faced another blow. As confirmed by the head coach of CSK, Stephen Fleming, CSK’s pacer Sisanda Magala has been ruled out of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League for at least two weeks due to his injury.

The South African bowler suffered the injury while taking Ravichandran Ashwin’s catch during the CSK vs RR encounter that took place on Wednesday, April 12. Magala had bowled just two overs conceding 14 runs, without any wickets.

Fleming was asked about the injury update of Magala in a post-match press conference, where he confirmed that Magala has suffered split webbing and will remain out of the IPL action for at least two weeks. CSK, who are already reeling from the injuries of players like Mukesh Choudhary, Kyle Jamieson, Ben Stokes, and Deepak Chahar, will now have to continue with the games without Magala as well.

As quoted by ESPN, Fleming spoke at the post-match conference after Wednesday's clash and said, "For us again, it's losing another player - that's two games in a row - and we're already pretty thin, so we'd like it (injuries) to stop. Magala's hand was split, unfortunately, so he was unable to bowl those last two overs. And the same with Deepak Chahar in the last game, so we're operating on pretty thin resources. But we're not the only team to have that."

As per the schedule, the Dhoni-led squad are to play three matches in the next two weeks; they will clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 17, the SunRisers Hyderabad on April 21 and the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 23.