Sport

James Pattinson's rib injury rules him out of final Tests

James Pattinson
James Pattinson Getty Images - Mark Kolbe

A SEASON-ending injury to fast bowler James Pattinson overshadowed a great day four for Australia in the second Test at Adelaide Oval.

Pattinson has been ruled out for the remaining four Tests of the summer after suffering a rib injury while bowling on Saturday.

The paceman left the field during the first session on day three and while he returned to bat in Australia's second innings, he will play no further part in Australia's push for victory.

"James Pattinson sustained a left lower rib injury, similar to a side strain on day three of the Vodafone Test which will effectively rule him out of contention for the remaining Tests this summer," Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said yesterday.

"Whilst side strains are not uncommon in bowlers, James' injury involves some damage to the end of the rib and will need further investigation at the completion of this Test to determine the best course of management and the time frame to return to bowling."

Pattinson has a history of injury concerns after already missing a lot of cricket with foot and back stress fractures.

Meanwhile, South Africa has confirmed injured star all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who strained his hamstring bowling early on the first day, will be the next batsman in today as the Proteas looked to save the Test.

But the 37-year-old is set to miss the third Test in Perth because of the injury.

The South Africans said given he was able to contribute 58 runs in the first innings on one leg, they would lean on the veteran again.

"His mobility with batting is not a major concern, it's his mobility with running that is the main issue," South African assistant coach Russell Domingo said after play yesterday.

"Obviously the short ball, bouncers and handling those might be a bit of a concern, but generally his mobility with batting is fine."

Given the state of the game, Domingo said a draw was the best result the South Africans could hope for.

"We know that 370 on the last day, with four wickets down, probably (takes the win) out of the window," he said.

"It is far away but there's still hope, South Africans pride ourselves on our resilience and we're a side that will fight right through to the end."

The Proteas are set to fly in a replacement for Kallis for the final Test which starts later this week but no name has been released as yet.

Topics:  cricket, james pattinson, south africa cricket



Top award winner appreciates valuable help

Ipswich Knights Player of the Year Lucas Wilson with team physio Shingo Sakai.

Physio keeps Knights player on the field

Car collides with police vehicle while on the run

The Queensland Police Polair 2 helicopter, which will begin operations from July 5, 2014.

Polair has been called in again after a driver evaded police.

LETTER: Time to give Muslims a fair go in our letters

Muslim Woman pray and Beautiful background.

I am at a loss to understand how Muslims are holding us ransom

Local Partners

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets

Another Ripley development

THE ENTRANCE: An overview of the last planned development for the fast growing Ripley area.

85 more home lots released

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual