Injury woes for Australian Test opener Will Pucovski refuse to end as the 23-year-old has sustained another concussion ahead of the Ashes 2021-22. He suffered from concussion symptoms after taking a hit on his head during a net training session last week, on Tuesday, October 5.
“Cricket Victoria confirms Will Pucovski received a knock to the head in training with Victoria last week,” a statement by the club read. Will is currently managing his recovery in consultation with CV’s medical staff. We look forward to having him back at training as soon as he’s recovered.”
This isn’t the first time when his career has been put on a halt due to an injury. Pucovski has a history of concussion-related injuries. It is his 10th concussion since the time he has actively started playing matches, and this health history of his has been the trigger for his fresh injury.
Even before this incident, he was also struck by a short delivery from Kartik Tyagi while playing India A at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.
Will Pucovski averages 53.41 in First Class Cricket. He has scored 1816 runs in 24 games, including six centuries and as many half-centuries. The talented right-hand batter has been earmarked for opening alongside David Warner in the Ashes against England. However, given the latest developments, it is now uncertain whether or when he will be back in action and this is now Australia’s one major concern as the other opening prospect for the team Marcus Stoinis is currently under lockdown.
He made his Test debut earlier this year against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in which he scored 62 and 10 runs. However, he had to eventually be sidelined after sustaining a shoulder injury.
The luckless player’s career has been an injury-laden one due to which he has been out of action for the most part of his career. He has not played a match since that Test.
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