MELBOURNE // Brett Lee, the Australia paceman, will miss the entire triangular one-day international (ODI) series against India and Sri Lanka after being diagnosed with a broken toe, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.
Cricket Australia said Lee, 35, suffered the fracture after he was struck by a ball in his last over against India in Friday's Twenty20 international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Trefor James, the team doctor, said Lee, who has taken 357 wickets from 205 ODI appearances, will be out of cricket for up to six weeks.
"Brett Lee sustained a fracture of his right foot when he was struck by a ball in his last over of the T20 match on Friday," James said in a statement.
"He was able to complete the over however the foot became more painful and swollen the following day.
"An X-ray has confirmed a fracture of the small toe and we now expect Brett will return to cricket in four-six weeks."
CA said a decision regarding a replacement player for Lee would be made after Sunday's opening ODI against India at the MCG.