The Ashes: Pat Cummins injured, return doubtful

Updated: Aug 19, 2013, 16:26 PM IST

Melbourne: Australian pace bowler Pat Cummins is doubtful for the home Ashes series following a recurrence of his troublesome back complaint, which was confirmed when he returned home early from Australia A`s tour of South Africa.

According to The Age, Cricket Australia Chief Medical Officer Justin Paoloni expressed that scans on Cummin`s back had shown a partial recurrence of his lower back bone stress injury suffered in October.

It is a worrying sign for the upcoming 20-year-old fast bowler, who has missed the last two domestic summers with back and foot injuries, the report said.

Cummins hasn`t played for Australia since his remarkable Test debut in 2011, the report added.