Side strain new injury blow for Pattinson
THE Ashes ambitions of Victorian fast bowler James Pattinson have been dealt a blow by a side strain that has ended his Big Bash season.
Pattinson, who has not ot played for Australia since ce 2016 because of injuries, had ad spinal fusion surgery in 2017.
He suffered the latest innjury playing for the Brisbane ne Heat last Thursday.
Scans on Friday confirmed ed the side strain and Heat coach ch Daniel Vettori said it was unnlikely Pattinson would play ay for Brisbane again this season.
“We’ll monitor his recovery closely as he returns but the most likely scenario is that he will not be ready to play in time,’’ Vettori said.
The 28-year-old quick flew to Melbourne with the Heat for today’s clash against the