Former cricketer Michael Slater is back in a rehab facility as he faces multiple assault allegations.

The former Test opening batsman and commentator did not appear in Manly Local Court on Wednesday when his lawyer made a brief appearance on his behalf.

He has been charged with assaulting a man at Sydney’s Northern Beaches Hospital on July 18.

The 52-year-old is facing two counts of common assault and one count of attempt to stalk/intimidate.

He has previously pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter was on Wednesday adjourned for a week.

The court was told that Mr Slater was not present, as he was in a rehabilitation facility.

In September this year, he was arrested for allegedly breaching bail.

NSW Police said he was arrested on September 22 after several triple-0 calls were made by a woman at a Freshwater home.

Following his arrest he was taken to a hospital for mental health assessment.

Police applied for an apprehended violence order to protect a woman.

In April this year, Mr Slater had domestic violence charges dealt with on mental health grounds.

In May, he was charged with assaulting a woman following an incident the month prior.

He has pleaded not guilty to that matter.

Slater played 74 Test matches and 42 one-day internationals for Australia between 1993 and 2001 before moving into television commentary.

He was sacked from Channel 7’s commentary team last year after making public comments about then prime minister Scott Morrison.

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