Will Pucovsky  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- The 23-year-old Australian opener has once again become a victim of a concussion
- He suffered a head injury during practice last week
- Karthik Tyagi’s ball was hit on his helmet during practice against India A team last year
Melbourne: Australia’s opener Test batsman Will Pucovski suffered a concussion last week after being hit by a ball during a practice session. Pukowski has been a victim of concussion nine times in his career before. Now the fresh injury is bound to raise serious concerns about his health.
“Cricket Victoria confirms that Will Pucovski suffered a head injury during practice last Tuesday,” Cricket Victoria said in a statement on Thursday. He is currently undergoing treatment with Cricket Victoria’s medical team. He wants to return to the field soon.
Have to start the innings with Warner in the Ashes
Pukowski’s injury is a setback for Australia as he was set to open the Ashes series with David Warner later this year. Earlier last year, during a warm-up match against India A, he suffered a concussion after being hit on the helmet by Indian pacer Karthik Tyagi.
Made his debut against India in Sydney
The 23-year-old Pukowski made his Test debut against India in Sydney earlier this year. Pucovsky, a right-handed batsman, has had an illustrious first-class career. He has scored runs in first-class cricket at an average of 53. He has not played any competitive cricket since he injured his shoulder while fielding in his debut Test. The Ashes series is scheduled to begin at the Gabba on 8 December. If all goes well, Pukowski will be seen opening the innings with David Warner.