No serious Harm for Steve
Durham bowler cleared to play in the first Test
Last Updated: November 27, 2007 7:54am
Harmison: Back pain
Steve Harmison could play in the first Test against Sri Lanka after his back injury was not as serious as first feared.
The Durham fast bowler suffered a back spasm in the warm-up game against the SLC Board President's XI, leaving him unable to bowl.
However, Harmison has been given the all clear to return to training - with a view to him playing in the first Test.
Harmison has had a troubled time since teaming up with England in Sri Lanka.
Having played two games for Highveld Lions in South Africa to prove his fitness, Harmison flew out to the sub-continitent but his first appearance was delayed.
A mix-up at the airport saw his bowling boots arrive late - and when they did turn up, Harmison struggled for line and rhythm.
England coach Peter Moores kept faith in Harmison, only for his to breakdown with a back spasm in the final warm-up game.