James Pattinson's shocking injury history

A timeline of fast bowler James Pattinson's abysmal run with injury which has limited him to 17 Tests since his 2011 debut.



November - makes Australian Test debut against New Zealand in Brisbane.


January - ruled out with a foot stress fracture during the Sydney Test.

November - makes Australian return against South Africa in first Test in Brisbane.

November - suffers torn side in second Test against South Africa in Adelaide.


February - takes 5-96 on his return in first Test against India in Chennai.

July - scans confirm stress fracture in his back after the second Ashes Test at Lord's. Returns to Australia for rehabilitation.


March - another test comeback against South Africa, this time in Cape Town where he helps Australia to a memorable series win before being cut down again by a stress fracture in his back.

December - Pattinson's stunning return in BBL match yields 3-24 and sparks hope of a Test return.


February - suffers hamstring injury playing for Victoria in Sheffield Shield.

March - again hurts left hamstring in Shield final.

December - After 21 months out of Test cricket, Pattinson returns in Hobart against the West Indies. Takes 5-27 in the second innings.


February - plays against New Zealand in Christchurch before breaking down again with bone stress injury in his leg and relapse of stress fractures in his back.


June - takes 32 wickets at an average of 12 in five matches for Nottinghamshire.

August - ruled out Australia's two-Test tour of Bangladesh with back soreness.

October - scans confirm a recurrence of back stress fracture, shattering his Ashes hopes and casting doubt over his career.

Source AAP

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