Ashes: Shane Watson plays down injury fears

Shane Watson believes his hamstring strain may be a fascial tear and despite the 'unfortunate hiccup', will be ready for England.

updated: November 04, 2013 09:27 IST
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Sydney: Injury-prone Australian batsman Shane Watson said on Monday that he is confident he will be fit for this month's opening Ashes Test against England despite suffering from a hamstring problem.

The powerful all-rounder will have scans later in the day on what he believes may be a fascial tear, before discussing the results with Cricket Australia's medical staff and working out how best to prepare for the Brisbane Test, which starts on November 21.

"It's not too bad," Watson told reporters at Sydney airport.

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