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Ashes: England all-rounder Tim Bresnan still might play in series in Australia this winter

Tim Bresnan: Was forced to miss England's tour of New Zealand after having elbow surgery

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England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out for the rest of the summer due to a back injury.

Bresnan will miss the final Ashes Test with Australia and the subsequent Twenty20 and one-day internationals due to a stress fracture in his lower back.

The Yorkshire star was a key figure in helping England beat Australia by 74 runs in Durham to win a third consecutive Ashes series.

Bresnan put on 45 runs at Chester-le-Street on Monday before claiming the two crucial wickets of David Warner and captain Michael Clarke in the visiting side's second innings.

The seamer, who was forced to miss England's tour of New Zealand after having elbow surgery, could be replaced in the England side by Steven Finn, Chris Tremlett or Graham Onions, though the latter himself suffered a finger injury on county duty last week.

Tremlett, who would be playing on his home ground, is the most likely option.

The fifth and final Test of the current series begins at the Kia Oval next Wednesday, while it is too early to tell whether Bresnan will be fit to make the trip to Australia for the return Ashes series this winter.

An ECB statement read: "England and Yorkshire pace bowler Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the remainder of the international season with a stress fracture in his lower back.

"Bresnan will begin a recovery and rehabilitation programme and a date for his return to cricket will be determined in due course."

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