Monday 9 July 2012 

Lee And Watson Returning Home With Calf Injuries

Lee And Watson Returning Home With Calf Injuries
Lee And Watson Returning Home With Calf Injuries
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Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that Brett Lee and Shane Watson have both suffered calf injuries and will fly home, missing the fifth and final One-Day International against England at Old Trafford.

Both men limped off the field during the eight-wicket defeat in Chester-le-Street and fast bowler Mitchell Starc, in the country playing for Yorkshire, was added to the squad as cover.

Vice-captain Watson and the vastly experienced Lee have calf strains which will be scanned in Australia when they return. 

"Shane Watson and Brett Lee have calf strains - Shane to the left and Brett to the right calf - sustained during the fourth ODI against England at Durham," team doctor John Orchard said.

"This is the opposite calf to the injury Shane had last summer. Because both players will miss the final game, they are flying back to Sydney for MRI scans and further treatment.

"At this stage, they are anticipated to be available for consideration for selection for the ICC World Twenty20, with scan results and response to treatment to determine whether they will be available for consideration for selection for the coming series against Pakistan in the UAE."

The Pakistan-Australia series begins in late August while the ICC World Twenty20 gets underway on 18th September.

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