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14 Oct 2021
Australia’s young batsman Will Pucovski's bad luck with head injuries doesn't seem to be ending as he has suffered another instance of concussion after taking a hit in the indoor nets of Victoria, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. He is showing minor signs of concussion, the report added.
The latest episode of concussion put his overall well-being in jeopardy while his participation in the Australian Test squad for the upcoming Ashes series has also taken a massive hit.
Notably, the latest bout of injury is the 10th instance of head injury for the 23-year old batting prodigy, and it’s unlikely that Cricket Victoria will risk his health and well being by rushing his return. Even Aussie Test skipper Tim Paine is of the opinion that Will should not be rushed to the Test arena given his history with concussions.
"I've spoken to him a bit the last few days, he's improving slowly, I don't think it's as bad as some of the others he's had before," Paine was quoted as saying to SEN Hobart. "But obviously, with his history, we have to be very careful with anything around the brain. There's no need to rush him at the moment. He's still 22-23 years of age, so he's got a long time in the game if we get it right," he added.
Pucovski was hit on the head while representing Australia A last summer and it delayed his imminent Test debut. He waited and debuted only in the third Test of the series against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but the instance of bad luck did not leave him alone. He dislocated his shoulder while attempting to stop a ball from going towards the boundary and missed the remainder of the series.