Starc and Bird to undergo treatment for back injuries

Australia have an infamous statistic of talented but injured fast bowlers. Mitchell Starc is another addition to the list.

updated: September 09, 2013 11:53 IST
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Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday said that pacers Mitchell Starc and Jackson Bird will be kept under close watch after the duo cut short their tour to England due to back injuries.

While Starc is expected to be out of action for a prolonged period due to a lower-back stress fracture, Bird has soreness in his lower back region but his injury is not as severe as that of his teammate.

"Jackson returned home from the tour of England with some lower back soreness. We have ruled out a major injury but will review scans in two weeks to confirm this," said Justin Paoloni, CA's chief medical officer.

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