Will Pucovski ‘excited’ to return to action after suffering latest concussion

Will Pucovski ‘excited’ to return to action after suffering latest concussion


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He’s set to play for Melbourne Cricket Club on January 8 in a premier grade match

Will Pucovski has revealed he’s set to return to action subsequent month because the 23-year-old recovers from ongoing concussion signs.
One of Australia’s brightest batting prospects, Pucovski has not performed in any respect this summer season after being concussed throughout a throwdown session whereas coaching with Victoria in early October. It was the tenth concussion of his temporary profession and he was expectedly unnoticed of Australia’s 15-man Ashes and Australia A squads.

But his return is imminent with Pucovski set to launch his latest comeback on January 8 for Melbourne Cricket Club towards Kingston Hawthorn in a premier grade match.

“I’m counting down the days…I’m that excited for it,” Pucovski mentioned throughout Channel Seven’s BBL broadcast on Friday.

A profitable return in premier cricket may see him be included in Victoria’s Sheffield Shield aspect for the second half of the season, which leads into Australia’s Test tour of Pakistan in March.

Pucovski has not performed a single sport since his Test debut towards India on the SCG in January this yr, the place he showcased his monumental potential with 62 in Australia’s first innings. He suffered a dislocated shoulder whereas fielding and subsequently underwent surgical procedure which ended his season prematurely.
While his focus is on returning to the crease, Pucovski impressed throughout his commentary stint in the course of the Melbourne Stars-Sydney Thunder match, the place he hung out discussing how to play the quick ball on bouncy pitches in Brisbane and Perth.

Eerily, he watched Stars batter Hilton Cartwright get hit within the helmet by a brief supply from Ben Cutting which prompted a compulsory concussion examine. Cartwright was ready to hold batting whereas Pucovski supplied compelling perception into the concussion examine course of.

“One of the things about concussion that can be quite difficult is sometimes it can be delayed…you can be batting for another four or five overs then suddenly the grandstand is shaking or something is different,” he mentioned.

Tristan Lavalette is a journalist based mostly in Perth and writes on sports activities for the Guardian and mailerreport

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