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Paceman James Pattinson sidelined once again

Injury-plagued Australian paceman James Pattinson won't play cricket again this domestic season because of shin soreness.

Pattinson suffered a recurrence of left shin soreness in the recent second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch and had scans on Monday in Melbourne.

"These scans have shown some inflammation around the shin consistent with bone stress," physiotherapist David Beakley said on Tuesday in a statement.

"James will now require some time off to allow this injury to resolve and will not be available for the remainder of the domestic cricket season."

Pattinson had spent the month prior to his latest Test comeback battling shin soreness.

"I have had sore shins for most of the year," he said on the eve of the Test.


"With shins, it's just about managing them. If you do keep playing with them, they can turn into fractures, which is something I didn't want to happen."

The shin injury is the latest ailment to worry the fast bowler, who has suffered major back injuries, a rib issue and hamstring strains in recent years - the 25-year-old has played just 17 Tests since his 2011 debut.