Doherty Replaces Hauritz Following Shoulder Injury

Doherty Replaces Hauritz Following Shoulder Injury
Doherty Replaces Hauritz Following Shoulder Injury
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Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty has replaced off-spinner Nathan Hauritz in Australia's One-Day International squad while Peter Siddle has been put on standby as Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson are also concerns ahead of the third match in the seven-game series against England.

Hauritz dislocated his shoulder during Australia's 46-run win in the second ODI in Hobart, Tait complained of thigh soreness and Johnson missed the match with a throat infection.

“Nathan had scans this afternoon following his shoulder dislocation yesterday. These scans are used to assess the amount of structural damage caused by the dislocation and will help guide the treatment of this injury," Cricket Australia physio Alex Kountouris said.
“They have demonstrated moderate disruption of the supportive structures at the shoulder.

"Hauritz will have arthroscopic surgery of his shoulder joint in Melbourne. This is a small procedure that we hope will give him the best opportunity to be available for the ICC Cricket World Cup.

“He will then have a period of intense rehabilitation and attempt to return to training in the coming weeks if we feel this is appropriate.

“His availability for the World Cup will depend on his progress through this rehabilitation.

“Shaun (Tait) complained of some left upper thigh pain during last night’s match. As a precaution he was advised to stop bowling and leave the field. He had scans this afternoon which have cleared him of any new and significant damage.

“He will be assessed over the next 12 hours to determine his management and availability for tomorrow’s match and the remainder of this series.”

“Mitchell Johnson has made sufficient recovery from his illness and joined the team in Sydney. However, he will not be available to play in tomorrow’s ODI at the SCG as he has not made a full recovery and has not been able to prepare adequately.

“He is expected to be fit and available for the fourth match of this series on Australia Day in Adelaide."

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