Simon Katich not suffering from any fracture: NSW physio

Simon Katich was treated by New South Wales medical staff during the game against Tasmania and was subsequently x-rayed © Getty Images

 

Sydney: Feb 7, 2012

 

Former Test opener Simon Katich was cleared of any fracture on Tuesday after suffering concussion when he top-edged a pull shot into his face during a Sheffield Shield match.

 

The 36-year-old was treated at the ground on Monday by New South Wales medical staff during the game against Tasmania and was subsequently x-rayed.

 

“Simon has had provisional x-rays which have cleared him of any fracture to the area,” said NSW physio Murray Ryan.

 

“He has soft tissue bruising above the left eye with a mild concussion.”

 

Katich was controversially dropped from Cricket Australia’s contract list last year and was disciplined in December after accusing Test captain Michael Clarke of playing a part in his axing from the Australian team.

 

Clarke has denied playing any part in Katich’s axing.(AFP)