Sydney Thunder batsman Shane Watson will make a delayed start to the Big Bash season following a calf injury sustained in a T20 warm up match.
Watson injured his calf in a T20 match against Canterbury on Friday December 2, and The Daily Telegraph journalist Ben Horne understands that Watson will now miss Sydney's opening two matches of the season.
BREAKING: Shane Watson set to miss first two BBL games for Sydney Thunder with calf injury.
— Ben Horne (@BenHorne8) December 6, 2016
The former Test allrounder will miss games against the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades, before returning for Sydney's clash with the Brisbane Heat on December 28.