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Australia’s ongoing Test series against Pakistan took a turn for the worse when wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin injured his right shoulder during the morning session on the second day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi.
Haddin suffered the injury when he dove to catch a ball which had come off Pakistan batsman Younis Khan’s bat. However, the ball landed short of his glove and Haddin ended up landing awkwardly on his shoulder.
Immediately after landing on his shoulder, Haddin clutched it and looked to be in severe pain. Despite being tended to by team doctor Peter Brukner and physiotherapist Alex Kountouris, the 37-year-old only managed to keep for another 15 deliveries before he left the field.
As a result of this, opening batsman David Warner took over the wicketkeeping duties. However, this seemed to be a bad idea initially when he missed an easy stumping off the bowling of Nathan Lyon that would have dismissed Khan on 125.
But, he did make up for it be taking a superb catch down the leg side to send Azhar Ali back to the pavilion for 109.
However, following the lunch break, Haddin came back onto the field and relieved Warner of the keeping gloves.
While this may have been an encouraging sign, there has still been no word on how serious Haddin’s injury really is.