Starc rips knee, pants at Gabba

Mitchell Starc left the field with a suspected cut knee in Australia's first Ashes Test against England.

Mitchell Starc (left) and Shaun Marsh collide in the outfield during the second day of the First Ashes Test at the Gabba.   -  Getty Images

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc came off the field with a suspected cut knee in a further blow to the hosts in the first Ashes Test against England.

The left-armer was stepped on by Shaun Marsh while fielding at the Gabba in Brisbane on day two on Friday.

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Starc quickly left the field with what appeared to be a bloody knee and cut pants, although he seemed to be in no obvious discomfort. He returned soon after. The speedster had figures of 1/55.

It added to the injury worries carried into the series opener by David Warner (neck) and Marsh (back).