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Australia Australian batter Will Pucovski suffers another concussion as men's Ashes series approaches

11:47  14 october  2021
11:47  14 october  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

Australia batter Will Pucovski takes another blow to the head

  Australia batter Will Pucovski takes another blow to the head It is believed the 23-year-old has had nine previous concussions in his short career. Bright prospect Will Pucovski takes another blow The Victorian averages in excess of 50 in first-class cricket and is rated as one of his country’s brightest prospects. Cricket Victoria confirms Will Pucovski received a knock to the head in training with Victoria last week. 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. pic.twitter.

Australian Test batter Will Pucovski is again recovering from concussion symptoms, with the men's Ashes series on the horizon.

Cricket Victoria said Pucovski was struck in the helmet by a cricket ball during a net training session.

The 23-year-old has been concussed up to 10 times during his young career.

"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."

Pucovski was expected to make his Test debut in the series opener against India last summer, but was ruled out of the opening two matches after being concussed while playing for Australia A.

Pucovski head knock an Ashes blow: Paine

  Pucovski head knock an Ashes blow: Paine Tim Paine has nominated Marcus Harris as the logical replacement for Will Pucovski for the first Ashes Test as the young opener fights another concussion.Pucovski is recovering from the 10th concussion of his career, after being hit in the head while training for Victoria last week.

The Victorian eventually made his debut in the third Test at the SCG, scoring 62 in the first innings.

But he was ruled out of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba because of a shoulder injury.

Pucovski's injury required surgery.

There had been speculation Pucovski would be considered as an opener — alongside David Warner — for the men's Ashes, beginning in December.

He was surprisingly cut from Cricket Australia's 17-man contract list for the 2021/22 season last April.

Pucovski has played 24 first-class matches and is averaging 53.41.

He has scored six first-class centuries and has a highest score of 255 not out.

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