James Faulkner will not take his place in the Tasmanian Tigers squad to face South Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday after sustaining an injury at training yesterday.

Faulkner was due to travel with the squad this morning, but sustained a rib injury whilst batting at Blundstone Arena.

A timeframe for his return is yet to be established.

Simon Milenko has been confirmed as his replacement and will travel to Adelaide from Melbourne to join the team after playing the first two days of Tasmania’s Futures League fixture against Victoria.

Milenko will be the second Tiger to join up with the squad, with Beau Webster also flying to South Australia after also playing the first two days against Victoria.

Hamish Kingston has been called in to replace Milenko for days three and four of the Futures League, while Nathan Freitag will replace Webster.