Michael Clarke fears he may never play again

“There’s a chance I could never play again,” admitted Australian captain Michael Clarke after Australia’s remarkable victory in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval.

As reported by Cricket Australia’s official website, Clarke spoke about his injury problem after the match.

“The scans are not great,” Clarke told media after play.

“They’ve certainly shown a tear there – the experts are looking at the moment. I can pretty confidently say that I won’t take part in this Test series unfortunately, and then I’ll wait on the experts’ advice and opinions on what I need to do to get back out on the park.”

Clarke was in discomfort after he sprinted and bent down to stop a ball on the fifth day. He limped back to the dressing room and was immediately taken to hospital for scans.

Clarke might have rushed himself to return in international cricket but he is glad that he played this Test and played a huge role in the win.

“I don’t have one regret (about playing this match), this was the most important Test match of my career,” said Clarke referring to the passing of his close friend Phil Hughes.

Clarke’s future remains doubtful and the 33-year old did admit it.

“I’ll be guided by the experts and hopefully I get another opportunity to play throughout this summer.”

“I don’t know exactly how long I’m going to be out for – I think our first World Cup practice game is eight weeks away.”

“I would love to take part in the Tri-Series (against India and England in January), I’d love to take part in the World Cup, but I just have to wait and see.”

“There’s a chance I could never play again – I hope that’s not the case and I’ll be doing everything in my power to get back out on the park, but I think I’ve got to be realistic as well.”