Mitchell Marsh ruled out of CB Series after back injury

Allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day tri-series after suffering a lower back injury.

Mitchell, the younger brother of Shaun Marsh, complained of significant lower-back pain during Thursday’s training session at the SCG.

“Mitch complained of quite significant lower-back pain during yesterday’s training session at the SCG, ” Australian physio Alex Kountouris said.

“After assessing him and considering his age we organised scans in Sydney last night that have confirmed our suspicions of a lower-back bone stress injury.

“He will have further scans tomorrow in Melbourne to determine the extent of the injury, which will help outline the period of rest required from cricket.

“We expect that he will not play as a bowler for the remainder of this season but will be in a position to provide further information once we have the results of tomorrow’s scans.”

The National Selection Panel will announce in due course should a replacement player be required for the Brisbane ODI to be played on Sunday.

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