Australian opener, Will Pucovski was struck in the head by a ball at training last week. He was hit while receiving throwdowns in a net session for Victoria and it was the following day when he felt symptoms of concussion.
Will Pucovski is 23 and in this brief career he’s suffered several concussion and has been away from the game several times citing concussion, the last hit is believed to be this 10th concussion. Early reports did believe that Will Pucovski might miss out on the Ashes and he might also not take part in the domestic games on schedule during this summer.
Australia skipper, Tim Paine on radio station SEN Hobart said “I was devastated to hear it happen again” and backed Marcus Harris who’s lately performed excellent.
Cricket Victoria general manager Shaun Graf has given a big positive update on Will Pucovski, he’s expected to be fit on time ahead of the upcoming Ashes. Graf on SEN Radio’s Dwayne’s World said “Pucovski is fine and that Cricket Victoria is very hopeful he will be back at training in the next week or so”. It’s believed to have not been a major concussion and when he was hit protocols were put in place and there was a slight concussion.
It’s not a major setback and the side’s taking conservative approach to his recovery and return. When Pucovski was hit he had different reactions to a lot of other people because of the amount of concussions he had. Pucovski had headaches but he’s fine now and feels good in himself but it’s estimated that he’ll be back at traning by the next week or so. He’s likely to be available for Victoria’s first game of season that’ll be before the end of this month.