Cricket Australia Injury Update: Shane Watson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Shaun Marsh, Ben Cutting

Cricket Australia has provided an update on a number of players currently recovering from injuries.

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

Shane Watson

“Shane Watson is making good progress from the right hamstring injury he sustained in the second Test against South Africa, in Johannesburg.”

“He has not fully recovered to be considered available to play the second Test against New Zealand but is on track to be fit for the Boxing Day Vodafone Test against India.”

Pat Cummins

“Pat Cummins is still recovering from the left heel injury sustained during the South Africa Test series.

“He will continue his rehabilitation in an attempt to be fit for the first Test against India.”

Ryan Harris

“Ryan Harris will resume bowling this week after been given time to recover from the pelvic injury sustained in South Africa.

“His return to playing will be determined by the progress made over the next week, when he returns to training.”

Shaun Marsh

“Shaun Marsh has made good progress from the lower back injury sustained in South Africa. He is expected to return to training later this week with a view to being fit for the India Test series later this month.”

Ben Cutting

“Ben Cutting injured his left abdominal muscle in a ‘side strain’ injury during the Bupa Sheffield Shield Game for Queensland on Friday. His return to cricket will become clearer over the next week.”

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson had surgery earlier this week for a left foot injury sustained in the second Test against South Africa.

“The surgery went well and he is due to return to Perth in the coming days.

“He is expected to be out of cricket for approximately 5 months.”

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