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02 December 2023

Australia paceman Lee breaks foot

Australia's Brett Lee (left) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Virender Sehwag during their T20 match in Sydney on February 1. (FILE)

By Reuters

Australia paceman Brett Lee suffered a broken foot during Friday's Twenty20 match against India and will likely miss the entire one-day tri-series against the tourists and Sri Lanka. 

"Brett Lee sustained a fracture of his right foot when he was struck by a ball in the last over of his spell during the ... T20 against India at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) on Friday night," team doctor Trefor James said in a Cricket Australia statement on Sunday. 

"He was able to complete the over however the foot became more painful and swollen the following day. An x-ray has confirmed a fracture of the small toe and we now expect Brett will return to cricket in four-six weeks." 

A replacement player would not be decided upon until after Australia's first match of the series against India at the MCG later on Sunday, the team said.