Lehmann to miss T20Is due to deep vein thrombosis

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and will miss the upcoming T20I series against India, with assistant coach Michael Di Venuto taking charge of the side.

Cricket Australia’s chief medical officer, John Orchard, noticed that Lehmann had severe calf swelling while during the final ODI against India and immediately reported it.

Lehmann has had previous problems with the condition, in 2007, and it has now re-emerged.

Orchard said: “We had a little bit of a scare in the Australian camp in the bowling innings in that our coach Darren Lehmann has been diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis.

“He had some calf swelling this morning … then an hour or two later mentioned it to the physio and to me.

“Short-term symptoms and weren’t particularly bothering him, but possibly because he’s had the issue before he’s aware you do report that sort of thing. He’s not in any major discomfort or pain, but something he knew to report.

“One of the factors associated with it is it’s unwise to fly until you’ve stabilised the condition, so he will be absent from the Australian team camp for a short period.”

It is unclear at this stage if the condition is a long-term one which could affect Lehmann’s contribution for the upcoming New Zealand tour.

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