"It can be a six to eight-week injury. He's ticked all the boxes in terms of the four-week scan and the bone has healed, so that's all going well, and he's progressed really well through the week (since he started batting)," Bailey said.
"But clearly the whole point of having him (in the WC squad) and carrying him to this point is not to then risk it by bringing him back early. So if it works out for that Dutch game, great. If it's a little bit further on, then that's okay."
With Travis Head's return, in-form opener Mitchell Marsh may have to move down the order. One question that arises is who will make way for him in the Playing XI.
Marcus Stoinis could be a candidate for exclusion. However, Bailey highlighted Stoinis' contribution in providing the team with flexibility, especially with his bowling. Stoinis made a significant impact with the ball in the match against Pakistan, picking up key wickets and injecting energy into the squad.
"'Stoin' brought a really great energy with his bowling and a couple of really key breakthroughs to get everyone up and going, and a nice catch as well," Bailey added.
The forthcoming match against the Netherlands promises an intriguing lineup for Australia as they continues its journey in the World Cup.">