Sunday 5 February 2012 

Brett Lee Sidelined With Broken Foot

Brett Lee Sidelined With Broken Foot
Brett Lee Sidelined With Broken Foot
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Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been ruled out of the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series after he suffered a broken foot during the second Twenty20 International in Melbourne.

Lee was hit on the right foot during the match and although he was able to continue playing, subsequent scans have revealed a fracture of his small toe and he has been ruled out for up to six weeks.

"Brett Lee sustained a fracture of his right foot when he was struck by a ball in the last over of his spell during the KFC T20 against India at the MCG on Friday night," Cricket Australia doctor Trefor James.

"He was able to complete the over however the foot became more painful and swollen the following day. An x-ray has confirmed a fracture of the small toe and we now expect Brett will return to cricket in four-six weeks."

His replacement in the squad will be confirmed after the opening game of the series against India.

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