Adelaide: Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc suffered a stress fracture on his right foot because of which he had limp off the field on the first day of the first ever day-night Test match, using the pink ball, being played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Friday.
Starc underwent scans after leaving the field in discomfort during the third and final Test against New Zealand after getting figures of 9-3-24-3.
"Mitchell had scans on his right foot this evening which have indicated an early stage stress fracture of his third metatarsal. A decision on his return to play will be determined in due course," Cricket Australia (CA) physiotherapist David Beakley said.
Starc, who was the man of the match of the 2015 World Cup, will remain with the squad and will be able to bat if required but will not bowl.
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