Australian Players Injury Update

Cricket Australia has provided an update on a number of contracted players currently recovering from injuries or post-season surgery.

Below given is what the Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris had to say about the injured Australian players.

Brad Haddin

“Brad Haddiin is making very good recovery from a small fracture to the middle finger of his left hand. He has returned to his fitness training and will commence bating and wicket-keeping in June as part of his preparation for the Sri Lankan tour.”

Nathan Hauritz

“Nathan Hauritz is making good progress following shoulder surgery during the Australian summer. His rehabilitation is progressing as expected and he will hopefully resume bowling over the next month. His availability for the Sri Lankan tour will be based on how he further progresses through this rehabilitation program over the next month.”

John Hastings

“John Hastings suffered a right shoulder injury during the recent Indian Premier League. He has been undertaking a rehabiliation program since returning to Australia and has made very good progress. He is expected to resume bowling and throwing in June as part of his preparation for the tour of Sri Lanka.”

Clint McKay

“Clint McKay had surgery on a left foot stress fracture in January 2011. He is progressing through his rehabilitation program as expected and has commenced some low-level jogging. His return to cricket will be determined in the next 4-6 weeks.

Tim Paine

“Tim Paine had minor surgery to remove the metal plate and screws that were part of surgery for a right index finger fracture in November 2010. He has commenced light training and is expected to be fully recovered in time to lead the Australia A squad on its tour to Zimbabwe beginning at the end of June.”

Ricky Ponting

“Ricky Ponting also had minor surgery to remove screws that were placed to stabilise his fractured left fifth finger in January 2011. His preparation for the tour of Sri Lanka is not expected to be affected by this minor procedure.”

Steve Smith

“Steve Smith had left ankle surgery to remove a bone spur that has been troubling him since the Australian summer. He is making excellent progress and is expected to be fully fit for the tour of Sri Lanka.”

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