Cricket Victoria said on Thursday that Australia’s Test opener Will Pucovski is recovering from symptoms of concussion after suffering a head injury during a training session last week.
The 23-year-old has suffered an injury nine times earlier in his career and the latest setback is bound to raise concerns about his long-term health.
“Cricket Victoria has confirmed that Will Pucovski suffered a head injury last Tuesday while training with Victoria,” Cricket Victoria said in a statement on Thursday.
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“Will is currently managing his recovery in consultation with CV’s medical staff. He hopes to return to training as soon as he is able to do so,” it added.
According to cricket.com.au, the incident happened last Tuesday during a throwdown session in Victoria and Pucovsky is recovering from symptoms of concussion.
Pukowski’s injury is a setback for Australia as he was the favorite to open the innings David Warner In the Ashes series later this year.
It is unclear when the Victorians who have been in lockdown in Melbourne will be back in action.
The talented right-handed batsman, who is recovering from a shoulder injury earlier this year, hasn’t played any cricket since his Test debut at the SCG in January.
His last injury came after India pacer Karthik Tyagi hit the helmet during a warm-up match against India A last year.