Coulter-Nile to miss Ashes series due to back injury

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Australian bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile is likely to take a break due to back injury, Cricket Australia stated on Friday. The cricketer will not play in the Ashes series.

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Coulter-Nile earlier too had witnessed spinal fractures and the latest hinder seems to finish his opportunities of being a support to Australia’s bowler trio Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins over England.

“Nathan witnessed some discomfort in his back after the two-day tour match over England last week,” CA’s sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris stated.

“Successive scans have disclosed an initial stage irritation of his old stress fracture.”

“Even as this is an impede, the great news is that it has been chosen early so we are only believing a small break from bowling although we examine him.”

Kountouris stated Coulter-Nile will have additional scans for over December to decide when he can come back to bowling. The Ashes test series will begin on November 23.

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Coulter-Nile is likely to take part in a Test game. Till now, he has played 21 one-day and 19 T20 international matches.

 

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