After sustaining an injury during the third ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday, it has been said that Faf du Plessis has been ruled out for six weeks.
Du Plessis had to be helped off the field after retiring on 91. He suffered from acute lower back strain and did not resume his part in the match.
South Africa however completed a series clean sweep as they won by 200 runs.
According to sport24, the Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee confirmed that: "Faf consulted with our team of specialists in Cape Town on Monday.
"Further investigations and assessment have confirmed an acute lumbar disc injury. He will require a period of rest and rehabilitation for the next six weeks.
"We anticipate him to be ready for the Test match against Zimbabwe in December."
In the absence of the Proteas captain, Cricket South Africa announced that JP Duminy will take over the captaincy role for two Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh on Thursday and on Sunday.