New Delhi: Australian pacer James Pattinson's international career has come under threat after the recurrence of shin soreness.
Following this latest development, the bowler was ordered to rest for the remainder of the season.
This comes as a huge blow to Pattinson who missed the domestic T20 competition in Australia due to a similar problem.
He returned to the Aussie side for the second test against New Zealand in Christchurch, bowling with great aggression and accuracy.
"James had a recurrence of his left shin soreness following the second test in Christchurch and had follow-up scans in Melbourne yesterday," Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement on Tuesday.
"These scans have shown some inflammation around the shin consistent with bone stress.
"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 was not in Australia`s squad for their short limited overs tour of South Africa before the World Twenty20 in India, which begins next week.
(With Agency inputs)