Harmy hit by back injury

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By Phil Jackson.   Last Updated: 25/11/07 11:35am

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Harmison: Doubtful

Harmison: Doubtful

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Steve Harmison is a doubt for England's first Test against Sri Lanka after pulling up with a back injury in a tour match.

The Durham paceman, who was recalled to Peter Moores' squad after proving his fitness in South Africa, pulled up mid-over during a match against Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI.

James Anderson was forced to finish the over in Harmison's fourth spell on Sunday as the 29-year-old was escorted off the field by physio Kirk Russell.

Harmison is now a major doubt for the first Test, which gets underway in Kandy on December 1, leaving Moores with a real selection headache.

Harmison had earlier claimed the wicket of home captain Tillekaratne Dilshan, conceding 45 runs in his 10.3 overs before injury struck.

Stuart Broad had been omitted to make way for Harmison's return and the youngster could well find himself back in the team after this latest setback for his team-mate.

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