Andy Flower: 'Matt Prior has tweaked calf'

England coach Andy Flower at the fifth Ashes test on August 25, 2013
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England coach Andy Flower does not believe that a calf injury picked up by wicket-keeper Matt Prior will keep him out of the first Ashes Test match in Brisbane.

England coach Andy Flower has revealed that wicket-keeper Matt Prior will go for a scan on the calf injury that he picked up during the final day of his side's match with Australia A.

Prior was forced to miss the final session in Hobart as the game ended in a draw, but Flower does not believe that the injury will keep the 31-year-old out of the first Ashes Test match in Brisbane in less than two weeks' time.

The 45-year-old told reporters: "He has tweaked something in his calf, but we are not sure of the extent of it. We need to let it settle a little before we scan it.

"I don't think that it is anything too serious, and I don't think that it will keep him out of the first Test, but let's scan it and we can get more information."

Prior had scored 26 runs for England before their declaration.

England's Matt Prior dives forward to catch the ball and dismiss Australia's Chris Rogers on day three of the fourth Ashes Test
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