Lee suffers broken foot

Australia paceman ruled out of triangular series

Last Updated: 04/02/12 11:56pm

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Brett Lee: Australia fast bowler sidelined once again

Brett Lee: Australia fast bowler sidelined once again

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Australia quick Brett Lee's injury jinx has continued after he was diagnosed with a broken foot that will keep him out of the upcoming triangular one-day series.

The 35-year-old sustained the injury when he was struck by a ball during Australia's eight-wicket defeat to India at the MCG on Friday night.

Lee is set to miss up to six weeks meaning he will be sidelined for the series against India and Sri Lanka, which begins in Melbourne tomorrow.

"Brett Lee sustained a fracture of his right foot when he was struck by a ball in the last over of his spell during the KFC T20 against India at the MCG on Friday night," Cricket Australia team doctor Trefor James said in a statement.

"He was able to complete the over, however the foot became more painful and swollen the following day.

"An x-ray has confirmed a fracture of the small toe and we now expect Brett will return to cricket in four-six weeks."

The injury is the latest injury blow to sideline the veteran quick.

Lee missed the tour of South Africa in October after it was discovered he needed surgery for an appendicitis after arriving in the country.

Lee retired from Test cricket in 2010 due to persistent elbow problems, and his latest complaint is likely to put the focus on his international future following a summer in which Australia have unearthed a new generation of young fast bowlers.

A squad replacement for Lee will be named after Australia's opening match of the series against India on Sunday.

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