Clarke fractured shoulder during third Test against South Africa

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“We have since done a series of scans that have demonstrated a fracture near his shoulder joint”

Scans have revealed that Australia captain Michael Clarke sustained a fractured shoulder during his gutsy knock of 161 in the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Clarke, who was also subject to a bouncer barrage by South Africa pace bowler Morne Morkel, will be out of action indefinitely, meaning that he will not be available to represent New South Wales in the final of the Sheffield Shield against Western Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

“Michael Clarke was injured as a result of being struck on the left shoulder during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town,” Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said. “We have since done a series of scans that have demonstrated a fracture near his shoulder joint. We expect that this will heal with a period of rest. Michael is therefore unavailable for the Sheffield Shield final to be played later this week.”

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