Pat Brown ruled out of England's T20I, ODI series against South Africa

Pat Brown has suffered a lower back stress fracture and will miss England's white-ball tour of South Africa in February.

Pat Brown (in picture) made his England debut during the T20I series against New Zealand in November last year.   -  Getty Images

England will be without seamer Pat Brown for the Twenty20 and ODI matches against South Africa due to a back injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed.

Worcestershire paceman Brown suffered a recurrence of lower back issues while preparing to play for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

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Scans revealed a partial stress fracture and the 21-year-old has withdrawn from all cricket for the time being.

Brown will return to England to begin his rehabilitation with his county.

The ECB added England will confirm a replacement for the three-match ODI series, which starts on February 4, and the three T20s to follow.

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