Australian opener David Warner has revealed that it would take up to nine months for him to recover from the groin injury that left him struggling during the clash between India and Australia earlier this year.
Warner sustained a groin strain during the second ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Stadium in November last year that left him getting ruled out of the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Although the 34-year old returned to the Test series for the third and the final Test, due to his troublesome injury, he failed to make much of an impact in the games.
The Aussie said that the tear in his groin has not healed yet and would require be be carefully monitored and taken care of.
“I am almost back to full 100 per cent sprinting in a straight line. This next week is getting back to fielding, picking up, throwing, very difficult that was the last couple of weeks, even trying to throw,” David Warner said while speaking on Fox Cricket.
“Now it’s all about lateral, running between wickets, building that up. It’s just the tendon that has got that slight tear in it now. It’s going to aggravate me for the next six to nine months but I am sure the medicos will help me out there.”
Warner has been named in the Australian squad for the Test series against South Africa, which stands postponed as of now. He will be next seen captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, commencing in April.
“I have spoken to a few people that have actually had that type of injury and they have just said it’s a niggle. You have just got to teach your brain to not worry about the pain and that it’s not going to happen again. It’s just getting back that confidence to sidestep and run as hard as I can and dive around again. Once I get that, I will be right to go. It’s just not 100 per cent there yet.”