Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has undergone surgery on his left hamstring which has ruled him out of Australia's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.
Coulter-Nile has struggled with a hamstring injury for the last four months, also breaking down during the Indian Premier League, and will now be given an extended period of time to recover from surgery.
"Nathan has had a recurring left hamstring tendon injury over the past four months and required surgery to repair the damaged tendon to give it the best chance of recovery," Cricket Australia (CA) team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said.
"Nathan will now commence a rehabilitation program, however he is unlikely to be bowling again in time to be available for the ODI Tri-Series in Zimbabwe.
"We will take our time with Nathan’s recovery to ensure he is fully fit for the big summer of cricket ahead."
Australia head to ZImbabwe in late August for a One-Day International tri-series also including South Africa which begins on 25th August.
The final is on 6th September.
Coulter-Nile has played seven ODIs and 10 Twenty20 Internationals for Australia.
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