Will Pucovski will undergo a shoulder reconstruction surgery on his right shoulder to regain full fitness for the Ashes series.
The Australian cricketer picked up an injury on his shoulder during the Sydney Test against India in the Border Gavaskar series 2020-21. He was then ruled out of the remaining third and fourth Test of the series.
Ahead of the Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales, Pucovski experienced some soreness and was later ruled of the game. It has now been reported that the young opener is likely to miss the remainder of the domestic season.
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.
“The medical advice is this is the best way forward for Will to prepare him for the 2021-22 season,” said Cricket Victoria’s General Manager of Cricket Shaun Graf. “We’ll work closely with Will throughout his rehabilitation and look forward to seeing him back playing for Victoria and Australia later this year.”
Will Pucovski averages 53.41 in First Class Cricket. He has scored 1816 runs in 24 games, including 6 centuries and as many half-centuries.
Pucovski’s injury would make him miss out on the ICC World Test Championship if Australia does mange to make it to the finals. However, he could be available for the domestic seasons in Australia.