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Michael Clarke suffers hamstring injury ahead of tri-series opener against Zimbabwe

A disappointing setback for Michael Clarke who enjoyed an unprecedented break from the game © Getty Images
A disappointing setback for Michael Clarke who enjoyed an unprecedented break from the game © Getty Images

Aug 23, 2014

Australia skipper Michael Clarke suffered an injury in the first training session ahead of their tour to Zimbabwe. This is going to be huge blow for the Australians as they showed signs of casualty. With this hamstring injury Clarke is likely to miss the first match of the tri-series on Monday.

Clarke was away from the game of cricket for a long time and also did not make it to the team’s warm up ahead of the training session at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday, reported the official Cricket Australia website.

He was sent back to the dressing room immediately after the injury and therefore he could not be a part of the training session anymore.  A source from the team said that Clarke’s injury will be monitored in the next few days but he will not be risked for their first match of the tournament against Zimbabwe on Monday. Team physiotherapist David Beakley said, “We will monitor his condition closely over the next 24 hours to see how he responds to further treatment before making a decision on his management.”

The tri-series begins on Monday at the Harare Sports Club and this tournament will also feature South Africa.

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