I can manage back problem for the rest of my career, says Michael Clarke

Clarke had suffered back spasm during a fielding drill in the third Test against India at Mohali, but the skipper expressed confidence that he could manage the degenerative discs in his lower back as he had done it throughout his career.

updated: March 22, 2013 10:45 IST
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New Delhi: The latest recurrence of Michael Clarke's back spasm has raised questions about his long-term future but the Aussie captain insisted that the chronic back troubles, which have plagued him for nearly half his life, will not force him to cut short his international career.

Clarke, ruled out of the ongoing fourth and final Test here due to back spasm, said that he will not let the injury make him quit the game earlier than he would prefer.

"It won't have any impact, it hasn't had any impact in regards to my Test cricket at this stage. I don't think it will play any role at all," said Clarke.

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