Oz pacer Brett Lee says his Test career is close to being over

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Sydney, Feb.16 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has said that his return to international cricket is doubtful, as he continues to fight to overcome a painful elbow injury.

Lee has revealed that there is every possibility he may not bowl again, though he is working hard on his rehabilitation.

"As far as my cricket goes, anything is possible . . . I may play one-dayers, or no cricket at all," Fox Sports quoted Lee, who has taken 310 Test wickets and 324 one-day scalps, as saying.

"I may never bowl another ball and if that's the case, I'm so satisfied with my career and my longevity. I'm not saying it's definitely over, but I'm not sure what I want to be just yet," he added.

"To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure what I still want to do in my cricketing life. I need to get to the stage where, if I want to, I can do what I need to do on the field. If it's the case that I don't play again, well, that's the case. There is a part of me that would like to play some sort of cricket again," the 76-Test veteran said.

He said that he has had 12 injuries in a 13-year first-class career, including back, ankle, rib and elbow problems. But he says he has never had an injury like his most recent elbow complaint.

"This has been the hardest surgery I've been through. It's certainly been the most painful," Lee said.

"There's no miracle treatment for me. It's taking time. I still don't know when I'll be able to bowl again. I can't even give you an exact time. I will see how the arm pulls up because I can't achieve any aspirations in cricket unless my body is functional," Lee said.

"It's time for me to decide how much I want it really . . . I'm very lucky that I've got a lot of other things in my life and a lot (of) other interests," he concluded. (ANI)

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