Will Pucovski injury update: The uncapped Australian batsman had to miss the first two Tests due to a concussion injury.
Had it not been for a concussion injury, uncapped Australian batsman Will Pucovski would have been playing his second Test at his home ground in Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Pucovski, 22, received a nasty blow on the helmet after he got himself into an awkward position against India A pacer Kartik Tyagi’s pinpoint bouncer at the Drummoyne Oval.
In what wasn’t the first time for Pucovski to get hit on the helmet, the injury immediately snatched off a potential Test debut as David Warner’s replacement in the first Test against India in Adelaide.
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Will Pucovski injury update
According to a report in Fox Sports, Pucovski has started to walk on the path to comeback especially when it comes to ticking the right boxes with respect to a concussion injury.
A consistent heavy run-scorer in the Australian domestic setup, Pucovski no longer has symptoms of concussion. In addition to the regular net sessions, the right-hand batsman has also been running and lifting weights to further up the ante with respect to his fitness.
In what are being termed as mere formalities, Pucovski would also need the green signal from his neurologist and neurophysiotherapist before being allowed to join the Australian squad.
With Australia struggling with the likes of Joe Burns and Travis Head and Warner continuing to be an uncertainty, a fit Pucovski could make his Test debut in the third Test against India starting from January 7. It is worth mentioning that the hosts also have Victoria’s Marcus Harris as a reserve batsman in the squad.
As would be the case for any other in the modern times, Pucovski will have to undergo a three-day self-isolation period before resuming training with the Australian team.