Australia’s Hastings suffers foot injury

John Hastings
Shukriya Pakistan

Australia fast bowler John Hastings has sustained a stress fracture in his foot while playing for English county side Worcestershire and will return home for treatment and rehabilitation.

The 31-year-old, who played for Australia during the Champions Trophy team in June, suffered the injury during Worcestershire’s four-day match against Sussex.

“We sent him for an MRI scan which shows some inflammation through the foot and some stress through a certain bone in his foot,” Worcestershire Head of Medicine and Science Ben Davies said in a statement on the club’s website. (

“Cricket Australia have got international cricket coming up. They want John back in their care and will be hoping to get him fit and available for selection.”

Australia have a limited overs tour of India scheduled for September and October before they return home for the Ashes series against England.