It is unlikely, however, that Clarke will feature in the first Test against India.
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Michael Clarke will not miss the whole summer of cricket, according to Cricket Australia physio Alex Kountouris.
Kountouris refused to refused to put a date on the skipper’s return, but said it was unlikely Clarke would play in the first Test against India in Brisbane, which begins on December 4.
“[Clarke’s injury] is not that dramatic that he’s going to miss the whole summer,” Kountouris is quoted as saying by the ABC.
“There comes a point where there’s no more healing to be done and waiting longer does not give any more benefit.
“The real risks for him are he’s got a back injury, it puts a lot of pressure on his hamstrings, he’s an older athlete and that’s a risk factor.
“He’s had multiple hamstring injuries on both legs. They’re not risk factors we can get rid of.”
It’s the third hamstring setback for Clarke since August, and there is a strong chance that the 33-year-old may miss the entire Test series with India with Cricket Australia high performance manager Pat Howard saying the priority would be placed upon his availability for the ICC World Cup and the Ashes.