Australian player Will Pucovski was forced to retire hurt after suffering another concussion scare in their practice match against India A.
Supposedly, Australian player Will Pucovski will have his Test debut against India. However, his debut may have to be rescheduled as he suffers from another concussion scare. This took place after he had been struck in the helmet by pacer Kartik Tyagi during Australia A’s warm-up game against India A.
Pucovski was already on 23 off 39 when he had been struck. After that, he remained on his hands and knees while being on the ground for about 90 seconds. Still, he was able to walk off the field unassisted even as he looked dazed.
As per Cricket Australia’s chief medical officer Dr John Orchard, ‘Will experienced mild concussion symptoms but was able to leave the field unassisted. He was monitored in our medical room and was communicating freely with staff and teammates as well as family over the phone. We will continue to monitor Will over the coming days and provide an update on his condition in due course’.
‘Will will remain with the Australia A squad but will not play in the three-day tour match against India at the SCG’, he added.
This has not been the first time that Pucovski had suffered from a concussion scare. In fact, he had suffered similar injuries as many as eight times during his career. With that, he will be treated with extra caution before his place in the Test squad will be reevaluated.
It was no doubt that Pucovski was supposed to be a part of Australia’s lineup as a series-opener in the upcoming Test matches. He was supposed to be the match opener as David Warner got ruled out because of a groin injury. Aside from Pucovski and Warner, other players who are unable to play because of sustained injuries are Josh Hazlewood and Ashton Agar.
The first Test match that will be played between Australia and India will take place on December 17 to 21 at the Adelaide Oval. Meanwhile, the three other games are scheduled on December 26 to 30, January 7 to 11, and January 15 to 19. To learn more about Test matches, check out Betwala.
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