Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Will Pucovski suffers another concussion after training incident. Pucovski has had yet another concussion scare
Pucovski has had yet another concussion scare
Talented Australia and Victoria batsman Will Pucovski has been sidelined by another concussion. The 23-year-old batsman was hit on his head while facing throwdowns during a practice session on October 5 and subsequently began experiencing concussion symptoms.
“Will is currently managing his recovery in consultation with CV's medical staff,” Cricket Victoria said in a statement. “He looks forward to returning to training as soon as he is able to do so.”
Pucovski has been beset by a series of unfortunate head injuries and concussions, triggering concerns over his long-term health. Before last week's incident in training, Pucovski was struck by a short delivery from Kartik Tyagi while playing India A at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.
He eventually recovered from that injury and made his long-awaited Test debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground, scoring 62 and 10, before hurting his shoulder on the field, an injury that required a reconstruction surgery which he was still recovering from.
Pucovski, who averages 53.41 in first class cricket is a frontrunner to be David Warner's opening partner at the upcoming Ashes series, had been planning to work himself back into a competitive edge with a series of games against New South Wales. The other opening slot contender, Marcus Harris, currently remains in lockdown in Melbourne.
Pucovski Injury timeline:
1. Pucovski's tryst with freak injuries began with his most serious incident to date, at a young age when he was flung by a sling tackle during football training, slamming his head into a fellow player's knee, and ruling him out from sporting activities for six months.
2. Upon his return to sporting events, Pucovski was hit by a ball from one of the peripheral practice nets, and suffered another concussion, and did not bat again in the nets that day.
3. He also accidentally hit his head on a door in his house at Hampton, and suffered another concussion.
4. Pucovski dived to stop the ball on the field and was hit on the head by the ball as it kicked up from the uneven surface – on his 19th birthday (2nd February 2017).
5. Pucovski suffered blows to the head twice between October and November 2017: once from a Ben Cutting short ball in a domestic match against Queensland, and then against Tasmania in a Future's League Match in November.
6. In March 2018, Pucovski was hit on the helmet by Sean Abbott, ducking into a bouncer that refused to rise, and was visibly dazed.
7. In December 2020, he was hit on the hit by a Kartik Tyagi delivery while playing for Australia A and was ruled out of the remainder of that game.