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David Warner ruled out of tri-series with broken finger

Australian opener David Warner will miss the remainder of the ongoing ODI tri-series in the West Indies after breaking a finger during Saturday's match against South Africa.

Warner took a blow to his left index finger while fielding and an X-ray revealed a fracture.

Australia team doctor Geoffrey Verrall said, 



We will assess the situation over the coming days to see if the injury requires a surgical option but should that not be the case then David is likely to be available to return to play in somewhere between two and six weeks.



Warner was not happy with the news. He wasn’t expecting the injury to be serious. “It's obviously disappointing to be sidelined given the form I've been in and given the important stage the tri-series is at, but it's always important to look at the positives," said Warner.

He further added, “This downtime, however long or short it is, will give me the chance to freshen up and spend quality time with my family after an intense period of action, with a home summer that was followed by trips to New Zealand and South Africa, plus the World Twenty20 and the Indian Premier League.”

Australia are currently at the top of the table in the tri-series, which also features West Indies. With the final to be played on June 29th, it looks like Warner’s series is as good as over. 

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