Saturday, February 23, 2013

Josh Hazlewood's Foot Woes Continue


Josh Hazlewood was just thinking he could finally get back to playing cricket. And then he injured his foot again in his first international appearance of the summer.
Hazlewood will miss the first two games for Australia A against the England Lions this month after he injured he foot again Wednesday night against the West Indies in Brisbane. Alister McDermott was called up to replace Hazlewood for the two matches, leaving the Cricket Australia medical staff wondering if Hazlewood will be ready to return for the five match series.
The extent of Hazlewood's injury is not known and he will have scans in Sydney in the next couple of days.
"Hazlewood suffered a foot injury during last night's T20I in Brisbane and as a result has withdrawn from the first two matches of the Australia A series," a CA spokesman said. "A decision in his participation for the remaining fixtures will be determined once a further assessment has taken place."
At 22, Hazlewood is considered one of Australia's most promising pace prospects, with his height and disciplined line providing a contrast to the swing and pace of James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins.
But the selector's efforts to increase Hazlewood's familiarity with the national team has been foiled by his foot injuries. We blogged last summer how Hazlewood was out with a foot stress fracture. He debuted for Australia against England at Southampton in 2010, but for a career that began in 2008, he has played just 16 matches.
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