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Ashton Agar sidelined due to shoulder injury

Ashton Agar
Ashton Agar. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Ashton Agar is in on the verge of losing the entire winter series in Queensland due to a serious shoulder injury. The left-arm spinning all-rounder, who was supposed to play for Australia A in the upcoming series against South Africa, injured his shoulder during the pre-season training camp.

He has supposedly disrupted some structures in his shoulders which were repaired earlier and is scheduled to meet specialists to determine if he requires a surgery of not. It is believed Agar could be sidelined for three months but Alex Kountouris, CA sports science and sports medicine manager, said it was unknown how long the left-arm spinner would be sidelined for.

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“Ashton injured his right shoulder during a WACA pre-season training camp and scans have confirmed that he has disrupted some of the structures that were surgically repaired in April 2016,” he said. “He is due to see a specialist next week to determine if he will require surgery and when he is likely to return to training and playing.

“He will definitely miss the start of the Quadrangular A series, but whether he takes any part in it and whether he will be fit for the Matador BBQ’s One-Day Cup will be determined in due course.”

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Agar has not played Test cricket since his Ashes heroics in 2013 but was a surprise inclusion in Australia’s World T20 squad earlier this year. His sole match of the tournament was in Australia’s opening loss to New Zealand in Dharamsala, where Agar’s only over cost 18 runs.

Australia A’s winter campaign will also feature 50-over and four-day matches against India A, which runs through mid-September.

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