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Mitchell Johnson did not travel to Hobart due to a throat infection that has ruled him out of the second one-day international tomorrow

Mitchell Johnson will miss tomorrow's second Commonwealth Bank Series one-day international against England in Hobart due to a throat infection.

The left-arm paceman did not make the trip to Tasmania with the rest of the squad but is expected to be ready to return for the third game in Sydney on Sunday.

Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "He has improved in the last 24 hours and is expected to meet the team in Sydney on Saturday.

Meanwhile, CA has admitted they are unsure how long Mike Hussey will be sidelined for after he underwent surgery on his left hamstring.

The batsman's participation in next month's World Cup is in jeopardy after he suffered a hamstring tear during the first ODI last Sunday.

The 35-year-old is set to undergo intensive rehabilitation in the next few weeks but a return date may not be known for another three weeks.

If that is the case, Hussey's fitness would remain uncertain until just before Australia are due to fly to the sub-continent on February 9, with their opening fixture against Zimbabwe on February 21.

"Mike Hussey has returned to Western Australia after surgery to reattach his damaged hamstring tendon," Kountouris added.

"He will now undergo intensive rehabilitation over the coming weeks and how he progresses through this rehabilitation period will ultimately determine his return to cricket.

"As this is an unusual injury in cricket we will be closely monitoring his progress and making appropriate progressions.

"As yet we have not determined a fixed time for his return to cricket training and playing. This will become clearer in the next two or three weeks."

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