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'Injured' Clarke doubtful for West Indies tour

March 7, 2012 - Melbourne

Australian captain Michael Clarke's tour of the West Indies is in doubt following a hamstring injury.

"I have done something to my left hamstring, I don't know to what extent. But it's obviously not feeling good at the moment, that is for sure. We leave for West Indies in three days ... I don't want to make a judgment until I make a scan, I think I would be silly to do that," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Clarke, as saying.

He will undergo scans on his left hamstring which was injured, while smashing a century in the second tri-series final against Sri Lanka in Adelaide.

He is also doubtful for the third tri- series final.

Clarke was earlier sidelined for three games due to a right hamstring strain.

He admitted he went against Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris's wishes by returning quickly to the squad.

"It's a tough one, I pushed really hard to try and get back for this finals series. And I tried my best not to give Alex much of an option, to be honest. So, I feel for him as well as my left leg at the moment, because I know he probably would have preferred me to take it easy. But I wanted to be part of this finals series," Clarke said.

"But after straining my right one, I probably favoured my left over the past couple of weeks, 10 days, and I have done a bit of damage there," he added.


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