Prior to undergo scans in pre-Ashes scare

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England fans have an anxious wait ahead of the first Ashes Test as wicketkeeper Matt Prior must undergo scans after picking up an apparent calf injury during the tour match in Hobart.

England fans have an anxious wait ahead of the first Ashes Test as wicketkeeper Matt Prior must undergo scans after picking up an apparent calf injury during the tour match in Hobart.

Prior pulled up while going for a single on day four of the rain-reduced match, which ended in a draw, and did not take the field with the gloves when Australia A batted.

Joe Root, who had been batting with Prior when he became injured, took the gloves instead, as coach Andy Flower confirmed: "He's tweaked something in his calf. He will have to have a scan."

If Prior is ruled out of the first Test in Brisbane on 21 November, this will likely mean Jonny Bairstow will keep wicket as he does for Yorkshire.

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