Fragile Watson suffers groin injury as Pak thrash Australia

May 8th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Dubai, May 8 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson’s plans to join the Rajasthan Royals in South Africa suffered a jolt on Thursday when he suffered a groin injury while batting against Pakistan in a Twenty20 clash here.

Australia lost the match by seven wickets. The loss was Australia’s third straight in the Twenty20 format, after two defeats in South Africa in March.

Watson blasted 33 of 14 balls, but strained his groin while batting and did not take the field.

Watson will fly home on Friday for rehabilitation.

But a Cricket Australia spokesman said team doctor Trefor James had assessed the injury as only a mild strain and it was not expected to cost Watson his World Twenty20 spot. (ANI)

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