Clarke to have surgery on Tuesday

"Michael has substantial damage to a key part of the hamstring tendon and it was felt the best course of action was to surgically repair the damaged area"

“Michael has substantial damage to a key part of the hamstring tendon and it was felt the best course of action was to surgically repair the damaged area”

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Australia captain Michael Clarke will have surgery on Tuesday after it was revealed that he sustained¬†“substantial damage to a key part of the hamstring tendon”.

Clarke tore his hamstring on the fifth day of the first Test against India in Adelaide and hurt his back on the first day as well.

“Michael was assessed by a surgeon in Melbourne early this evening and will be undergoing surgery tomorrow to repair his injured right hamstring,” Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said in a Cricket Australia press¬†release. “Whilst surgery is not always required with hamstring injuries, Michael has substantial damage to a key part of the hamstring tendon and it was felt the best course of action was to surgically repair the damaged area.

“His recovery and the timing of his return to play will be dependent on the surgeon’s advice and how well he recovers in the coming weeks.”

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