Coulter-Nile undergoes surgery to repair troublesome hamstring

"We will take our time with Nathan's recovery to ensure he is fully fit for the big summer of cricket ahead"

“We will take our time with Nathan’s recovery to ensure he is fully fit for the big summer of cricket ahead”

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Australia pace bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile underwent surgery on June 24 in Melbourne to repair his troublesome left hamstring.

Coulter-Nile picked up the injury whilst representing the Delhi Daredevils in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

As a result of the surgery, Coulter-Nile will not be available for selection when Australia travel to Zimbabwe in August for an ODI tri-series, which also involves South Africa.

“Nathan has had a recurring left hamstring tendon injury over the past four months and required surgery to repair the damaged tendon to give it the best chance of recovery,” Australia team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said. “Nathan will now commence a rehabilitation program, however he is unlikely to be bowling again in time to be available for the ODI Tri-Series in Zimbabwe.

“We will take our time with Nathan’s recovery to ensure he is fully fit for the big summer of cricket ahead.”

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