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UPDATED: Injury concern for Richardson following Scorchers loss

Scans have confirmed a low grade hamstring strain for Perth Scorchers quick Jhye Richardson.


Richardson is expected to be on the sidelines for two to three weeks.

In more positive news for the Scorchers, Lance Morris will take return for the remainder of the competition after being released from the men's Test squad.


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Scorchers quick Jhye Richardson could be set for some time on the sidelines after failing to complete his final over in Perth's six-wicket loss to the Sydney Thunder.


Richardson left the field with hamstring soreness and finished the night applying ice to that hamstring in the changerooms.


It's another setback for Richardson who has missed a month of cricket already this summer due to a bruised heel.


Scorchers captain Ashton Turner confirmed that it was not the bruised heel but more of a hamstring concern.


“I’m not sure how serious it is, he was walking around in the changerooms after with ice on it." Turner said.

“Injuries are just one of the really frustrating things about our game and I think it’s easy to forget how much the guys put their bodies on the line.


“It’s a high-impact sport, guys are out their trying their best and put their bodies through a lot.


“Fingers crossed that Jhye is only on the sidelines for a short period of time, if at all.”


The Thunder chased down the total of 143 with three overs to spare to end the Scorchers four game winning streak.


Perth are back in action on Saturday against the Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium.


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