Injured Smith likely to play first Test against India

"His current prognosis is that he is likely to be fit to play in the first Test in Brisbane in the middle of next week"

“His current prognosis is that he is likely to be fit to play in the first Test in Brisbane in the middle of next week”

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Australia all-rounder Steve Smith is likely to play in the first Test against India despite suffering a quadriceps injury during the fifth ODI against South Africa in Sydney.

Smith made a magnificent 67 to help his side win the match by two wickets via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

However, when the match was over, Smith complained of pain in his right quadriceps and underwent a precautionary scan.

“Steve’s scan showed a low grade quadriceps muscle strain and he has been ruled out of tomorrow’s New South Wales Sheffield Shield game in Sydney as a result,” Cricket Australia’s chief medical officer, John Orchard, said via a statement. “His current prognosis is that he is likely to be fit to play in the first Test in Brisbane in the middle of next week. He will stay in Sydney for further physiotherapy treatment and assessment over the rest of the week.”

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