India v Australia, 4th Test, Adelaide, 5th day January 28, 2008

Dravid out for at least two weeks

Cricinfo staff

Rahul Dravid has been sidelined for two to three weeks following a hair-line fracture to his right middle finger, an injury that forced him to retire on the morning of the final day in Adelaide. Dravid was struck on the glove by a Brett Lee bouncer and walked off after showing signs of discomfort.

Dravid hasn't been included in India's one-day squad for the CB series and is expected to be fit for the home series against South Africa, starting in March. Dravid couldn't grip his bat too well after the injury and, after receiving regular treatment from physio John Gloster, decided to leave the field in what will probably be his last appearance in Australia.

He was taken for an X-ray soon after and spent the day using ice-cubes to heal the finger. A final report is awaited but he is unlikely to be ready for action before at least another couple of weeks.