Australian batsman David Warner limped out of practice at Edgbaston after suffering a bruised knee, just days before the start of the Ashes series.

The opening batsman was struck by a delivery from paceman Michael Neser and as such, was unable to continue his practice session.

Australis are looking for a first Ashes series victory on British soil since 2001 and will be hoping that the injury to Warner is not serious as they gear up for Thursday morning’s game in Birmingham.

The first Test on Thursday is due to be Warner’s first Test match back in the Australian team after he served his ban for his part in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked his country last summer, but his participation is now in doubt due to this injury.

With three days until the game gets underway, Warner and Australia will be hopeful that the issue is just a case of bruising that can be treated with ice and rest.