Australian opening batsman Simon Katich is unlikely to take any further part in the Ashes series after he suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the second Test against England in Adelaide.
“Simon Katich has struggled through the second Test match with an achilles tendon injury that became increasingly painful during the fielding innings," Cricket Australia physio Alex Kountouris said.
“Achilles tendinopathy can be a complex injury and based on Simon’s current symptoms and results of a scan undertaken last night, it is unlikely that he will be available to play any further part in this Vodafone Ashes Series.
“I believe that with a thorough rehabilitation program Simon will be able to return to cricket some time in the new year.”
Australia went on to lose the game by an innings and 71 runs to go 1-0 down in the five-match series, Katich scoring 47 in the second innings having been run out without scoring in the first innings.
© Cricket World 2010