Clarke says he is close to running again and is looking forward to next year’s World Cup.
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Sidelined Australia batsman Michael Clarke says his recovery from a torn hamstring is on track and still harbours hopes to lead his side at next year’s World Cup.
The 33-year-old tore his hamstring on the final day of the first Test between Australia and India in Adelaide, prompting speculation that the injury could prematurely end his career.
However, in a column for the Herald Sun, Clarke wrote that he was looking forward to playing in the World Cup which begins on February 14.
“The biggest thing for me at the moment is getting back on the field for the World Cup,” Clarke wrote.
“I have been told by medical staff that I am in as good a condition as I can be a week after undergoing the surgery. There is no swelling and no pain when I walk.
“I can’t wait to begin stage two of the rehab process which involves starting to run again.”
Australia opens its World Cup campaign against England on February 14 at the MCG.