Hampshire manager Paul Terry has backed seamer Chris Tremlett to revive his international career once his bad luck with injuries comes to an end.
Tremlett has only played two of Hampshire's five Championship games this summer
Tremlett made his England one-day debut last summer but has been unable to progress to the Test squad because of knee problems.
And he is now out of action after suffering a side strain.
"He clearly has a problem. It's not psychological - it shows up on the scans," Terry commented.
"It happened when he was bowling at Edgbaston a couple of weeks ago, so he's not far off playing."
Tremlett stands 6ft 7ins tall and has also suffered shin splints in the past.
Terry believes his elongated physique is one of the reasons for his injury problems, saying: "It's a pretty tough game for big blokes.
"They're asked to do a lot of work and at the moment he's not handling it.
"But he's pretty strong, and we just have to hope he gets this out of the way and comes back fresh and fit."
Tremlett is hoping to emulate his grandfather Maurice, who played three Test matches for England in 1948.