Scott Boland is one dodgy hamstring away from making a Boxing Day Test debut after the Victorian was drafted into Australia's Test squad following last night's injury to Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Playing for Perth Scorchers at the WACA Ground, Coulter-Nile dislocated his right bowling shoulder in the field during Adelaide Strikers' run chase, with scans today confirming the paceman will miss the second Test.
"The Scorchers medical team confirmed that Nathan dislocated his right shoulder while fielding last night," Bupa Support Team physiotherapist David Beakley said.
"Although the extent of the injury and rehabilitation period will not be fully known until we receive the results of scans later today, we can confirm that Nathan will not be available for the Boxing Day Test."
WATCH: Coulter-Nile dislocates shoulder
Boland, who was on standby for the first Commonwealth Bank Test against the West Indies in Hobart, is one of four fast bowlers in the 13-man group, joining fellow Victorians Peter Siddle and James Pattinson and NSW Blues spearhead Josh Hazlewood.
In four Sheffield Shield matches for the Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers this summer, he has captured 13 wickets at 17.07 and a strike rate of a wicket every 46 deliveries.
A match-winning 7-31 in the round four Shield clash against the Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors convinced national selector Rod Marsh the bustling right-armer was ready for the rigours of Test cricket.
WATCH: Boland rips through WA
"Scott presents as a good option if the situation with any of our fast bowlers change," Marsh said earlier this month when naming the first Test squad to face the Windies.
"He's bowling very well at the moment and is not far off selection.
"His seven-wicket haul against Western Australia showed just what he can do at an elite level."
Coutler-Nile's shoulder dislocation is one of a long list of injuries for the 28-year-old, who suffered a calf strain on Australia's limited-overs tour of England in September and a shoulder injury in the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup a month later, ruling him out of the early rounds of the Sheffield Shield.
The right-armer also damaged his hamstring playing for Australia in one-day cricket in November 2014, forcing him out of contention for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.