Australian Will Pucovski sustains another concussion in build-up to Ashes
- Pucovski hit in head during nets training session
- Believed to be the 23-year-old’s 10th concussion
Prodigious Victorian batsman Will Pucovski has suffered another concussion after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. The 23-year-old was hit on the head during training in Cricket Victoria’s indoor nets last Tuesday.
“Cricket Victoria confirms Will Pucovski received a knock to the head in training with Victoria last week,” a statement read. “Will is currently managing his recovery in consultation with CV’s medical staff. We look forward to having him back at training as soon as he’s recovered.”
It adds another layer of worry to the wellbeing of Puccovski, who has sustained up to 10 concussions, that have affected his mental health and hampered his efforts to nail down a spot in Australia’s Test side.
He is in a battle with state teammate Marcus Harris to partner David Warner at the top of the order for the Ashes, starting in Adelaide on 8 December.
Pucovski made his Test debut against India at the SCG in January, impressing with a first innings 62 in partnership with Warner.
But the generational talent injured his shoulder during the match and was ruled out of the fourth and deciding Test of the series. Pucovski later needed surgery to fix the problematic shoulder.
After just 24 first-class games, Pucovski is averaging 53.4 and has smashed six hundreds for a top score of 255 not out.