Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of Sri Lanka due to a right shoulder injury.

Du Plessis fell awkwardly while attempting a catch during the third One-Day International at Pallekele on Sunday, and was unable to field for the rest of the match.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said Du Plessis sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will be unavailable for the rest of the tour.

The selectors will name the stand-in captain for the remainder of the ODI series and one-off T20I on Tuesday.

There will be no replacement added to the squad.

The Proteas have already clinched the five match ODI series.