Sydney, Nov. 3 (ANI): Teenage pace sensation Pat Cummins, who is facing another Test summer on the sidelines with a bone-stress fracture in his lower back, is going to be a 'test case' for Australia managing the injuries of its pacers.
Cummins, caught in the middle of an escalating debate about Australia's injury management systems, hasn't played a first-class match since his Test debut last November, and is worried whether his injury could threaten his involvement in next year's Ashes.
He would now begin to consult biomechanists about his 'action', and whether it has contributed to his succession of injuries.
"We were talking about going down to the AIS, we were already booked in to have a look at my action while we had time. We'd been planning to do it for a while, just to see what it came up with," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Cummins, as saying.
According to the paper, Cummins felt subtle soreness for the last week of the Champions League but it's understood Cricket Australia didn't know about it despite having exhaustive systems in place to track the wellbeing of its fast bowlers.
However, the Australian star pacer said that it was inevitable to face injuries if one is young, and is still looking forward to playing in the Ashes.
"The one thing with all young people is they're more susceptible with injuries, you can't really be too wrapped up in trying to pick and choose. If you're ready to go you've got to go out there and play, and if you get injured that's just what happens," he said.
"So looking forward, if not the end of this summer, hopefully [I'll return for] the Champions Trophy in England and obviously the Ashes is a major goal," he added.