Injured Pattinson hoping to be back for tri-series

Updated: 08 January 2012 11:24 IST

Ruled out of the last two Tests against India due to a foot injury, Australia's new pace sensation James Pattinson is hoping to return to the team for the one-day tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka.

Injured Pattinson hoping to be back for tri-series
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Sydney:

Ruled out of the last two Tests against India due to a foot injury, Australia's new pace sensation James Pattinson is hoping to return to the team for the one-day tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka.

Pattinson picked up the injury during the second Test at the SCG, where the hosts won by an innings and 68 runs.

"It's not as bad as first thought," Pattinson said of the injury.

"I'll probably miss two Test matches and then I'll probably look to play the one-dayers; so it's not all bad," he was quoted as saying by 'Fox Sports'.

Pattinson said he knew something wasn't quite right during India's second innings because he'd experienced similar pain in the foot before.

"I reported a bit of pain to (physiotherapist) Alex (Kountouris) during the second innings and it was just sort of getting worse and worse.

"I've had a stress fracture in my foot before and I know the feeling, so I just reported that and said it felt similar.

"So he just got me to get a scan and it showed there was a hot spot."

Topics : Cricket James Pattinson India Australia India in Australia, 2011-12
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