Pat Cummins has been pulled from the Indian Premier League with bone swelling in his back.
Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said Cummins experienced some back soreness at the end of the Test tour of South Africa, with scans revealing a bone oedema.
He will miss the IPL to prevent the injury from worsening, but Beakley expects him to be right for a limited overs tour of England in the winter.
"Pat experienced some back soreness during the fourth Test in South Africa. Follow-up scans have confirmed that he has bone oedema in his vertebrae," he said.
"It is important that Pat has time off bowling, to prevent the injury becoming more serious and consequently we have made the decision to rule Pat out of the IPL.
"Pat will now undergo a period of recovery and rehabilitation and we will look to re-scan him in a few weeks to assess the healing.
"Following this we will be in a better position to decide on Pat’s return to play timeline including participation in the limited overs tour of the UK."