Cricket Australia Items/news/2013/1/30/warner-injured-thumb

Injured Warner replaced by Khawaja

UPDATED 21 March, 2013 10:19AM AEST | by Cricket Australia 17

Cricket Australia (CA) advises that David Warner has a minor left thumb fracture after being struck on the hand by Mitchell Johnson while batting in the WACA Ground nets this afternoon.

As such, the NSP has advised that Usman Khawaja will replace David Warner in the squad for the first two Commonwealth Bank Series matches against West Indies.

Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Kevin Sims said: “David Warner was struck on the left thumb by Mitchell Johnson in the nets.

"While the fracture is very minor, it is not worth taking any risks.

"The injury will keep him out of at least the next two Commonwealth Bank Series matches against West Indies.

"We’ll assess how he is progressing after that to determine his availability for the remainder of the series.”

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First Posted 30 January, 2013 8:39PM AEST

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