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Sport Cricket: Warner regrets rushed comeback from groin injury

07:57  03 march  2021
07:57  03 march  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Warner reveals long-term damage from injury

  Warner reveals long-term damage from injury David Warner has revealed that he'll be struggling with his painful groin injury for the next six to nine months.Warner tore a groin tendon last November in an ODI game against India, ruling him out of the first two Tests of a 2-1 series defeat.

Warner 's injury comes at a time where the main discussion in the lead-up to the India tour has been who his opening partner will be for the first Test. The race to be Warner 's opening partner appeared to have been narrowed down to young gun Will Pucovski and the incumbent Joe Burns. Now in a cruel twist of fate, the pair could both be opening with Warner sitting on the sidelines. © Getty Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins assist David Warner after his groin injury . Australia's selectors were criticised for seeking Warner 's opinion on who should be his Test partner in recent weeks, and Test

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia opener David Warner has admitted the groin injury that kept him out of half of the test series against India over the new year might still be causing him pain for another nine months. © Reuters/LOREN ELLIOTT Second One Day International - Australia v India. The 34-year-old, who sustained the injury in a one-dayer against India in November, missed the first two tests against the tourists before playing partially-fit for the remainder of the series as Australia slumped to a 2-1 defeat.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia opening batsman David Warner said on Wednesday he regretted rushing his comeback from a groin strain during the test series against India in January, admitting it had probably set back his recovery.

a baseball player swinging a bat at a ball: FILE PHOTO: Second One Day International - Australia v India © Reuters/LOREN ELLIOTT FILE PHOTO: Second One Day International - Australia v India

Warner was ruled out of the first two tests against India after suffering the injury in a one-day match but came back into the side for the last two.

He managed only 67 runs while still hampered by the injury and Australia lost the series 2-1.

"It put me back a little bit," Warner told reporters on Wednesday.

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Warner will return as he continues recovering from a groin injury , while Pucovski is also expected to be fit after a concussion, Cricket Australia said in a statement. Fast bowler Sean Abbott has also recovered from a calf strain and was included in the 18-man squad for the remainder of the four-Test series. Although Warner was still recovering from his injury , selectors were hoping the opener would be fit for the match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. “David has made strong progress in his recovery from injury and will be given every chance to play,” Hohns said. The selection of Pucovski clears the

The groin strain that kept opener David Warner from taking part in Australia’s T20I series against India has also ruled him out of the first Test. Scheduled to get underway in Adelaide on 17 December, the first Test will be played with the pink-ball under lights and Australia will have to cope without the vast experience of Warner . His replacement is likely to be one of the younger players in the Australia squad which almost guarantees that Joe Burns will retain his place in the Test XI despite dismal domestic First Class form.

"Looking back in hindsight, I probably wouldn't have done that."

Warner returns to action on Thursday with New South Wales in a domestic one-day match against South Australia in Adelaide, his first competitive match since India.

The 34-year-old, a fixture in Australia's test, one-day and T20 sides, has spoken of dropping one of the shorter formats to prolong his test career but on Wednesday reiterated his desire to play in the 50-over 2023 World Cup in India.

"We've got a good opportunity to play that and win in India," said Warner, who would play his third World Cup.

"The core team there, with the age group as well, it's probably going to be the last for a few of us."

Australia's packed schedule later this year, with the Ashes coming after the T20 World Cup in India, will pose a player management challenge for coaches and fitness staff.

Warner was unfazed about the prospect of going from white-ball cricket straight into the Ashes but said it would be "quite difficult" to prepare for a five-test series after two weeks of mandatory quarantine upon returning to Australia.

"It is very different. It's probably why you're seeing a lot of soft-tissue injuries around the world, not just in our sport," he said.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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