23 Nov 2011

Mitchell and Watson's injuries to be monitored

7:29 am on 23 November 2011

Injured Australian cricketers Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson will be monitored closely over the coming days to determine whether they'll be available to play in the first Test against New Zealand starting next Thursday in Brisbane.

Johnson has an injury to the main joint of his big toe in the left foot and the pace bowler will be a be assessed by medical staff at the WACA when he returns to Perth.

Watson has a hamstring injury which the allrounder received in the first innings of the second Test in South Africa.