Chris Gayle was sidelined in the middle of another ferocious innings when he aggravated a groin injury in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 .
The estranged West Indies opener had struck three sixes and two fours in 30 from 16 balls for the Barisal Burners before he was forced to retire hurt with the injury.
Gayle was taken to hospital for a magnetic resonance imaging scan, but initial reports indicated that he may need three weeks to recover from the injury.
The injury placed his participation in the South Africa domestic T20 competition in doubt, where he was supposed to play for the Dolphins.
The Dolphins said in a media release from Durban that Gayle had confirmed he would miss the start of the series there.