Injured Australia pacer James Pattinson hopes to play in tri-series

James Pattinson will miss the remainder of the Test series against India due to a foot injury Getty Images

Sydney: Jan 7, 2012

Despite being 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 triangular one-day 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,” he said. (PTI)