Harris will be out of action for the next six months as part of rehabilitation

Pace bowler Ryan Harris, who took two late wickets to help clinch Australia's 2-1 test series win over South Africa last week, has had right knee surgery and will likely not play for up to six months.

Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement Wednesday that Harris had bone fragments within the knee joint removed in Tuesday's surgery and that "we expect a long rehabilitation period."

Kountouris said Harris could be available for Australia's test series against Pakistan scheduled for October, likely in the United Arab Emirates.

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