James Pattinson to miss Ashes.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 - 7:54

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Australia fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes series against England after suffering a stress fracture of the lower back.

 

The 23-year-old complained of soreness in his hip and back at the end of the second Test at Lord's.

 

Cricket Australia confirmed Pattinson would miss the rest of the tour after a scan revealed the extent of the injury.

 

The tourists say they have no immediate plans to call up a replacement for Pattinson, which could mean a recall for Mitchell Starc.