Australian opener and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner is making a good recovery from his groin injury. However, with the IPL coming up and continuous cricket to go with, the southpaw is mindful of aggravating his injury as well. Warner and Steve Smith are both not part of the Australian squad which is playing a five-match T20I series against New Zealand currently. Warner is out of action since the groin injury that he picked up in the second ODI during India’s tour down under last year.
Since the conclusion of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Warner has remained out of action and was also not included in NSW’s Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One-Day Cup squads. Getting into the details, Warner revealed that there is a slight tear in his tendon that could take his recovery to as far as November.
“I am almost back to (a) full 100 percent sprinting in a straight line,” Warner said on Fox Cricket on Monday. “This next week is getting back to fielding, picking up, throwing. (That was) very difficult in the last couple of weeks, even trying to throw.”
Injury Could Last 6 to 9 Months: David Warner
“Now it’s all about lateral (movement), running between wickets, building that up. It’s just the tendon that has got that slight tear in it now. It’s going to aggravate me for the next six to nine months but I am sure the medicos will help me out there,” he added.
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David Warner is tyring his best to be fit in time for IPL 2021 where he will be leading the Hyderabad-based franchise. The risk of aggravating the injury, hence, remains huge for Warner. The southpaw is seeking advice from people over handling such an injury to be more confident of himself.
“I have spoken to a few people that have actually had that type of injury and they have just said it’s a niggle. You have just got to teach your brain to not worry about the pain and that it’s not going to happen again. It’s just getting back that confidence to sidestep and run as hard as I can and dive around again. Once I get that, I will be right to go. It’s just not 100% there yet,” Warner said.
The Australian players will also need to get a NOC from Cricket Australia.