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Australia call up Harris to replace Lee

Ryan Harris has been called up to Australia’s World Cup squad after Brett Lee suffered a tournament ending injury during last nights game against Zimbabwe.

Having bowled four overs, taking a wicket and conceding only 13 runs Lee complained of soreness in his forearm after the game, he was given an MRI scan and it revealed the extent of the damage.

"During yesterday's game against Zimbabwe Brett developed increasing right elbow pain and by the time he completed his final over the pain was significant," said Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

"At the conclusion of the innings it was obvious Brett had sustained an injury to one of the forearm muscles near the elbow and this was confirmed by a subsequent MRI scan."

"Due to the condensed nature of this tournament Brett will not recover in time to take any further part and has therefore been withdrawn from the squad."

"This is not a recurrence of the elbow injury that recently required surgery but a new injury that will require specialist opinion upon his return to Australia."

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