Aussie quick bowler suffers another injury setback.
Cricket Australia say Ryan Harris will be out of action for the next six to weight weeks after the damage done to his right hamstring was rose than first feared.
Harris left the field in the later part of the second innings of the fifth Ashes Test against England, when he felt his hamstring tighten.
As the game wound towards a draw Australian offcials did not risk bowling him again at The Oval, opting for him to rest before having further tests back in Australia.
These have come back as negative and Harris will spend at least six weeks on the sidelines in preparation for the return Ashes series which begins in November.
Harris has had a torrid time with injuries in the past five years, with several knee complaints holding him back from what would otherwise be a solid international career.
His potential at the top level, however, shone through in the losing Ashes series where he took 24 wickets in four Tests after being left out of the first match of the series.
If fit, the 33-year-old would be one of the first pacemen picked for the home series by Australia, with the Queenslander’s pace, bounce and movement troubling many of the England top-order.