Nathan Coulter-Nile underwent a hamstring surgery in Melbourne © Getty Images
Nathan Coulter-Nile underwent a hamstring surgery in Melbourne © Getty Images

 

Jun 25, 2014

 

Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the tour to Zimbabwe after undergoing a surgery on his left hamstring in Melbourne. Australia are scheduled to play a tri-series involving South Africa in August.

 

“Nathan has had a recurring left hamstring tendon injury over the past four months and required surgery to repair the damaged tendon to give it the best chance of recovery,” Kountouris said. Nathan will now commence a rehabilitation program, however he is unlikely to be bowling again in time to be available for the ODI Tri-Series in Zimbabwe. We will take our time with Nathan’s recovery to ensure he is fully fit for the big summer of cricket ahead,” team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris was quoted as saying by the official website of Cricket Australia.

 

Coulter-Nile was down with the same injury during the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The squad for the tour to Zimbabwe will be announced after the Australia A series against india A and South Africa A.