Will Pucovski reportedly suffered his ninth concussion after being hit on the head by a bouncer from Kartik Tyagi in the second warm-up game against Australia A. This has got the team coach Justin Langer all tensed and worried. The right-hander who was in line for his test debut in Adelaide was ruled out of the match after coping up with a serious injury. He has been sent home for the moment.
Talking to Fox Cricket, Langer spoke about the situation of Pucovski at the moment, highlighting the story of his ninth concussion, not all from cricket.
“Will has had multiple concussions now. We’re obviously keeping a close eye on him. He’s back home with his family at the moment.Pucovski was hit on the front of his protective equipment by India’s reserve pacer Kartik Tyagi. It was the 22-year-old’s ninth concussion, not all from cricket” Langer was quoted as saying.
Justin Langer Worried About Will Pucovski
He further said that he is slightly worried after the youngster missed his chance to make his test debut in Adelaide.
“I’m worried about Will because he got hit again the other day, and he almost certainly would have played this first Test match, so I feel for him,” the 50-year-old said.
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Justin Langer further said that injuries are a part of the while sharding stories from his own international career. At the same time he said, despite injuries, players can have long international careers.
“It’s part of the game. Unfortunately, we get hit. I can only go from personal experience, what I’ve felt and also seen. “But If you can get through it then there’s no reason why you can’t have a long and very, very successful domestic and hopefully international career,” Langer added.
A total of three Australian players including Pucovski, Cameron Green and Harry Conway sustained concussions during the warm-up game against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground last week.