A broken arm to prize recruit Michael Klinger has provided WA with their third significant pre-season injury in just two days.

A day after paceman Ryan Duffield tore a hamstring tendon so badly that he will be out of action for three months and fellow quick Nathan Rimmington chipped a toe bone, Klinger was sidelined by a serious injury.

Playing for Gloucestershire in the English one-day competition, Klinger was forced to retire after being struck on the arm by Derbyshire quick Mark Footitt.

Scans revealed a clear break in his left forearm. He is not likely to play again during the county season.

WACA officials expect Klinger to be fit for WA's first one-day match against his former team, South Australia, at the Gabba on October 8.

Duffield, who tore the ham- string during a fielding drill at the WACA Ground this week, will have surgery in Melbourne on Monday.

He will not be available for WA's one-day campaign in Brisbane and Sydney but may return when the Warriors play five consecutive Sheffield Shield matches before the Big Bash League.

Rimmington injured the toe at training on Thursday. He will wear a splint for two weeks and should be fit for the one-day games.

Perth Scorchers yesterday announced their 15-man squad for next month's Champions League T20 tournament in India.


  • Squad: * Ashton Agar, Yasir Arafat, Michael Beer, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Simon Mackin, Mitch Marsh, Joel Paris, Craig Simmons, Ashton Turner, Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman.

The West Australian

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