Australia's preparations for the World Cup have been potentially compromised due to the hamstring injury sustained by Mike Hussey in the first One-Day International against England in Melbourne.
Hussey sustained the injury during his side's impressive six-wicket victory but with Australia due to name their 15-man squad for the World Cup on 18th January, the selectors could have a difficult decision to make over his inclusion in the squad.
“Scans today have confirmed that Mike Hussey sustained a significant left hamstring injury during the first ODI against England at the MCG," Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said.
"The course of management for this injury will be determined in the next 24 hours."
Hussey has played 150 One-Day Internationals for his country and was a part of the squad which won the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.
Potential replacements should he miss the tournament could include his brother David or Brad Hodge - another player who was involved in the 2007 World Cup success.
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