3 Feb 2010

Siddle revealed to have serious back injury

6:44 pm on 3 February 2010

The Australian pace bowler Peter Siddle will miss the rest of the domestic summer and the tour of New Zealand after suffering a stress fracture of his lower back.

The injury flared during the one-day international series against Pakistan, and Siddle missed the third game before a brief return in Perth last weekend.

He met with a doctor and team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris today when the full extent of his injury was confirmed.