Aussie Quick’s Ashes Blow

Injury blow

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Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has suffered an injury blow after a flare up of a back stress fracture.

It continues a tough injury run for Coulter-Nile, who had been hoping to make his Test debut this summer.

He had bowled well in the Sheffield Shield against Tasmana and against England for a West Australian XI.

“Nathan experienced some pain in his back following the two-day tour match against England last week,” Cricket Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

“Subsequent scans have revealed an early stage aggravation of his old stress fracture.

“Whilst this is a setback, the good news is that it has been picked up early so we are only considering a short break from bowling while we monitor him.

“We expect he will have further scans over the next month which will determine when he can return to bowling.”