London: England seam bowler Tim Bresnan will miss his team's three-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates because of a recurrent elbow injury.
The England and Wales Cricket Board says Bresnan's right elbow "flared up" when he returned to action after November's surgery to remove a bone fragment from the joint.
The ECB says Bresnan will return to England to rest the injury.
Bresnan says "it was always going to be touch and go to get me ready for the series."
Graham Onions is already with the squad as injury cover and will replace Bresnan.