LONDON- England pace bowling allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes and the rest of the home international season with a stress fracture in his lower back.
Bresnan starred with both bat and ball as England beat Australia by 74 runs in the fourth Test against Australia at Chester-le-Street on Monday as they went 3-0 up with one to play and so won a third straight Ashes series.
He took the key wicket of David Warner to pave the way for Stuart Broad's match-winning spell.
"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," an ECB statement said.
"Bresnan will begin a recovery and rehabilitation programme and a date for his return to cricket will be determined in due course."
The first England match Bresnan will miss is next week's fifth and final Test against Australia at The Oval in south London starting on Wednesday.
It is too early to tell whether Bresnan will be fit to make the trip to Australia for the return Ashes series this winter.
Bresnan has played in three of the four Ashes Tests to date this summer after replacing Steve Finn at Lord's, taking 10 wickets.
The injury means Bresnan will also be out of the two-match Twenty20 series at the end of this month, the one-day international with Ireland and the five-match one-day series with Australia which begins at his home ground Headingley on September 6.