Thursday 17 November 2011 

Ryan Harris Returning Home Due To Injury

Ryan Harris Returning Home Due To Injury
Ryan Harris Returning Home Due To Injury
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Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris's tour of South Africa is over after he was ruled out of the second and final Test due to a hip injury.

He was unable to prove his fitness and lost his place in the team to debutant Patrick Cummins.

"Ryan Harris had some right hip pain after the first Test in Cape Town," Cricket Australia (CA) physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said.

"He was still experiencing pain bowling during the team training session on Wednesday and has therefore been ruled out of the second Test.

"He has had a number of investigations since arriving in Johannesburg that have at this stage excluded serious injury, however he will need to return to Australia for further assessment and to commence his recovery.

"His return to cricket will be guided by the improvement we see over the next week."

Michael Beer will also be returning to Australia having not been selected for the second Test in Johannesburg.

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