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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2006, 11:04 GMT 12:04 UK
Hayden upbeat despite dog attack
Matthew Hayden
Hayden broke a finger in a state match last weekend
Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden is certain he will be fit for the first Ashes Test despite being attacked by a dog while jogging.

Hayden suffered a 5cm-long ankle wound in what he called a "vicious attack". It came a week after he broke a finger.

"The hand injury would have kept me out for longer than this one," he said.

"I was was out for a leisurely run. You are always a bit shocked by that sort of thing but I was more disappointed than anything."

Queenslander Hayden, who was left out of the one-day squad, broke a finger taking a catch in last weekend's state match against Tasmania.

The first Ashes Test starts in his home town of Brisbane on 23 November.



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