Bad back keeps Coulter-Nile out
AUSTRALIA pace bowler Nathan Coulter -Nile faces a lengthy spell out of cricket after being diagnosed with a serious back injury, Cricket Australia said yesterday.
Coulter-Nile, 28, was forced home from Australia’s one-day series in Sri Lanka last week with the back complaint which has been found to be a bone stress injury that will require a “lengthy rehabilitation period”.
It is yet another significant blow for the injury-prone West Australian fast bowler.
He dislocated his right shoulder when he fell in a domestic Big Bash League Twenty20 match in December, which followed a left shoulder injury during the domestic one-day cup competition.
Coulter-Nile was also sent home from Australia’s tour of England in September last year with a right hamstring injury. –