Yahoo UK and Ireland – Injured: Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out for an indeterminate period of time: Getty Images

Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile could miss the Ashes after breaking down with another back injury, although fellow quick Josh Hazlewood has put down his marker after coming through a Sheffield Shield match unscathed.

Summary

  • Injured: Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out for an indeterminate period of time: Getty ImagesAustralia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile could miss the Ashes after breaking down with another back injury, although fellow quick Josh Hazlewood has put down his marker after coming through a Sheffield Shield match unscathed.
  • Coulter-Nile has been ruled out for an indeterminate period of time and Cricket Australia’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine manager Alex Kountouris said: “Nathan experienced some pain in his back following the two-day tour match against England last week.
  • Meanwhile, 26-year-old Hazlewood, who took six wickets for New South Wales against Western Australia this week, said today: “Things went well.
  • Hazlewood was forced to return from Bangladesh after the First Test in August after picking up a side strain.
  • Tasmania’s Jackson Bird has been withdrawn from his side’s Sheffield Shield match to join Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Hazlewood in Brisbane for a training camp ahead of the start of the First Test at the Gabba in 13 days’ time.


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