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Back injury wrecks Coulter-Nile's Ashes chances

AFP  |  Sydney 

Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile will take a "short break" after suffering a fresh back problem, Cricket said today, probably ruling him out of the coming Ashes series. Coulter-Nile, 30, has a history of spinal stress fractures and the latest setback appears to end his chances of being a back-up to Australia's pace trio Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins against "Nathan experienced some pain in his back following the two-day tour match against last week," CA's sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said. "Subsequent scans have revealed an early stage aggravation of his old stress fracture. "Whilst this is a setback, the good is that it has been picked up early so we are only considering a short break from bowling while we monitor him." Kountouris said Coulter-Nile will have further scans over the next month to determine when he can return to bowling.

The five-Test Ashes series starts on November 23. Coulter-Nile has yet to play a Test match, but has made 21 one-day and 19 T20 international appearance for

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 09:42 IST