4 Jul 2013

Spinner Swan in doubt for first Ashes test

6:09 am on 4 July 2013

The England cricket team's match-winning spin bowler Graeme Swann is under an injury cloud heading into the first Ashes test against Australia after badly bruising his right arm during a warmup game against Essex.

Swann was struck by a fiery bouncer during his rearguard innings of 94.

He's been cleared of a fracture but must be in some doubt with the opening Test against Australia in Nottingham just over a week away.