Pattinson ruled out of Ashes due to ailing back

 . Last updated on October 5, 2017, 2:10 PM
Pattinson ruled out of Ashes due to ailing back
James Pattinson is 27, with a long career ahead. CA is working to make him recover permanently.


Fast bowler James Pattinson is out from Ashes team due to lower back pain. The bowler had a fracture and the stress re-surfaced lately. Cricket Australia announced the team for Ashes series lately. Per the team medics, the player should take an indefinite break from the game. The player has been injury prone since his entry in international cricket back in 2011. Pattinson said, he is extremely disappointed. He was beginning to gain a good grip of the pitch just before the first injury. The player wants to work out plans to prevent the condition from emerging again in future. The last time Pattinson played since the first of July. Earlier he was playing in the domestic circuit of England. Pattinson was selected for the Bangladesh tour, but he was dropped due to the issue.

Pattinson played the last test in the early months of February. He has played 17 Test matches so far. With a chronic issue, the bowler might not be selected for Test format for a long time. Australia replaced the bowler with options like Pat Cummins, Mitchel Starc and Josh Hazlewood. The Ashes will begin by the later weeks of November in Australia. Another player, who will find a way is Nathan Coulter-Nile. The bowler has an impressive record in ODI. Aussie selectors might give him an opportunity in the longer format.

Per manager Alex Kountouris, Pattinson's condition aggravated after the Champions Trophy. He was monitored before the Bangladesh tour and was rested due to the pain. The player has been experiencing pain the lower back. The official is disappointed at the unavailability of the player. He said the injury is complex and the management is trying out plans to bring back the player into the game. CA is constantly monitoring the player and is quite confident on his recovery.

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