Sydney: Despite being ruled out of the last two Tests against India due to a foot injury, Australia`s new pace sensation James Pattinson is hoping to return to the team for the triangular one-day series also involving Sri Lanka.

Pattinson picked up the injury during the second Test at the SCG, where the hosts won by an innings and 68 runs.

"It`s not as bad as first thought," Pattinson said.

"I`ll probably miss two Test matches and then I`ll probably look to play the one-dayers; so it`s not all bad," he said.

Pattinson said he knew something wasn`t quite right during India`s second innings because he`d experienced similar pain in the foot before.

"I reported a bit of pain to (physiotherapist) Alex (Kountouris) during the second innings and it was just sort of getting worse and worse.

"I`ve had a stress fracture in my foot before and I know the feeling, so I just reported that and said it felt similar.

"So he just got me to get a scan and it showed there was a hot spot."

(Agencies)