Fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara has sustained an ankle injury in his right leg which makes his appearance in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2013 doubtful.
According to a media communiqué issued by Sri Lanka Cricket, Welagedara suffered a foot injury while playing for Rest of Sri Lanka in the warm up triangular match against Sri Lanka A at Pallekele on Friday (17).
Welegedara has just bowled only 2.4 overs when he was forced off the field with pain in his right foot and ankle.
“Welagedara has suffered an ankle pain in his right foot. He came off immediately and is currently unable to put any weight through right foot. He is getting scans over the weekend and will have the results by Monday (20),” it said.
Wekagedara who will be out of action on Monday, was the leading fast bowler of Sri Lanka's Test side.
But he was out of action during the ended year due to an injury.
The 32-year-old fast bowler was one of four specialist fast bowlers named in the 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy alongside Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga and Shaminda Eranga and Nuwan Kulasekara.
Meanwhile fast bowling allrounder Farveez Maharoof, who has not being picked for national service for over a year also injured during the match.
He will be kept out of action for two weeks.