MIRPUR, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 27: Josh Hazlewood of Australia prepares to bowl during day one of the First Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Mirpur, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood will not make his return from a side injury for the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart next week.

Hazlewood hasn't featured for the hosting nation since the opening match in Brisbane after sustaining the injury, with Australia having been able to rely on reinforcement bowlers in Scott Boland, Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser.

Australian coach Justin Langer revealed on Friday that Hazlewood remains a chance to be selected for his side's upcoming white-ball fixtures against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

"Unfortunately Josh hasn't come up, hopefully he'll be right for the white-ball games," Langer said.

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"It's been really tough on him, he has been really hanging out to play in this Ashes series like everyone.

"He has missed three games, so to have one of our premier fast bowlers out of the series, I guess it is a bit like England missing one of their premier fast bowlers (in Jofra Archer) – we've missed big Josh."

Boland firms as a chance to retain his place in Australia's attack despite an injury setback on Friday, with the Victorian cleared of any serious damage to his ribs.

"He went for a scan just after the (tea) break and we were looking at his ribs on the computer screen about half an hour later," Langer revealed.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 28: Scott Boland of Australia appeals successfully for LBW to dismiss Jonny Bairstow of England during day three of the Third Test match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 28, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

"So thankfully there's no fractures.

"He's going to be sore in the cartilage between his ribs but hopefully he'll be right to bowl tomorrow or in the second innings."

The news is sure to bolster Australia's chances of claiming a 5-0 Series victory over England, with the tourists currently on the ropes in the fourth Test in Sydney.