Mitchell Johnson given time off

2014-09-17 12:59
Mitchell Johnson (Getty Images)

Melbourne - Cricket Australia has withdrawn Mitchell Johnson from the start of the Champions League Twenty20 to allow the aggressive fast bowler to recover from a rib injury.

Johnson plays for India's Kings XI Punjab, and might be released to play in the latter stages of the tournament which starts this week and culiminates in a final at Bangalore on October 4.

In a statement on Wednesday, Australia physio Alex Kountouris said Johnson had some rib pain during the recent one-day international tri-series in Zimbabwe.

Kountouris said Johnson "has had a break from bowling since returning to Australia and having regular treatment to resolve the problem. He has not fully recovered as yet and will be reviewed over the next week."

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