Now, Watson's 'calf soreness' sends Oz Test camp into tizzy ahead of Gabba clash

Sydney, Nov. 3 (ANI): All-rounder Shane Watson has thrown up another 'injury scare' into the Australian cricket team ahead of the three-Test series with South Africa, starting next week.

Watson re-injured his troublesome left calf while bowling his first over of the day for NSW in their Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland in Brisbane.

The downcast 31-year-old stopped short after his sixth ball and then held a lengthy conversation with Blues' and Test captain Michael Clarke, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

According to the paper, the medical staff said that Watson suffered 'calf soreness' and would continue to be assessed as the second day's play went on.

It's a particular worry as Australia's vice-captain has endured problems with his calf in the past five months and was sent home from England during the one-day series loss in July, the paper said.

The latest scare comes after Ricky Ponting withdrew from Tasmania's Shield match against South Australia due to hamstring soreness and Pat Cummins was ruled out of another Test summer because of a back injury, it added. (ANI)


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