During the Sheffield Shield fixture between Victoria and New South Wales, Will Pucovski suffered a nasty blow on his head.
The bowler in question yet again in Sean Abbott who bowled the infamous bouncer to late Phil Hughes.
However, Pucovski termed the incident as unfortunate and claimed it is all part and parcel of the game. The right-hander hopes to make a comeback as soon as the injury subsides.
According to the reports, the batsman spent a couple of hours in his room while suffering from a headache, but felt at ease shortly after.
“It was unfortunate but that’s cricket. I’m under the supervision of Cricket Victoria’s medical team and we’ll look at my return to play once I have fully recovered,” stated Will Pucovski according to cricket.co.au.
The incident took place in the 9th over of Victoria’s second innings. A short delivery Pucovski ducked into a short delivery from Abbott. Subsequently, he was struck on the left side of the helmet.
Pucovski instantaneously dropped to his knees and was escorted off the field by medical staff.
CA called in Dan Christian a substitute for Pucovski. Cricket Victoria’s medical staff is continuously monitoring the 20-year-old.
Pucovski- prone to injuries
“He spent a couple of hours in a very dark room. He had a headache obviously and he was quite rattled but he really recovered quite quickly. We’ve got to just have a wider conversation maybe somewhere down the track as to his general health leading into the future,” commented the General Manager of Victoria while speaking to RSN radio.
Pucovski is prone to injuries, as he suffered concussions on a few occasions in his career earlier.
He was hit on the head by a ball that misbehaved off an uneven outfield on his first-class debut on February 2017.
In the subsequent One-Day Cup, he sustained a similar injury.