However, the paceman was put at ease after confirmation he only has a bruised heel.

His foot injury was checked on Wednesday clearing the bowler of serious injury.

In good news for Australia, the 27-year-old will join his teammates in Melbourne later this week ahead of the MCG fixture.

Starc has enjoyed a scorching summer for Australia and was key to their 3-0 Ashes triumph which saw them claim back the urn from England.