Tuesday 4 August 2009 

Ashes 2009: Injury Concern For Michael Clarke

Ashes 2009: Injury Concern For Michael Clarke
Ashes 2009: Injury Concern For Michael Clarke
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Australian batsman and vice-captain Michael Clarke has suffered a minor abdominal strain and will be undergoing treatment ahead of the fourth Ashes Test match at Headingley, which begins on Friday 7th August.

Clarke, whose unbeaten 103 helped Australia comfortably draw the third Test at Edgbaston, was due to take part in an 'Ashes Walkabout' event tonight but he will continue to undergo treatment and will not train with the team tomorrow.

Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement: “Michael Clarke has an abdominal strain that became sore after the completion of yesterday’s game. He will continue to be treated with a view to him being fit for the fourth Test beginning on Friday.”

Clarke's century in Birmingham was his second in the series following an innings of 136 at Lord's in a 115-run defeat that has left the Australians 1-0 down in the series.

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