Will Pucovski suffers another concussion as men’s Ashes series approaches

Australian Test batter Will Pucovski is again recovering from concussion symptoms, with the men’s Ashes series on the horizon.

Cricket Victoria said Pucovski was struck in the helmet by a cricket ball during a net training session.

The 23-year-old has been concussed up to 10 times during his young career.

“Cricket Victoria confirms Will Pucovski received a knock to the head in training with Victoria last week,” a statement read.

“Will is currently managing his recovery in consultation with CV’s medical staff. 

“We look forward to having him back at training as soon as he’s recovered.”

Pucovski was expected to make his Test debut in the series opener against India last summer, but was ruled out of the opening two matches after being concussed while playing for Australia A.

Pucovski was concussed playing for Australia A against India last December.(AAP: Joel Carrett)

The Victorian eventually made his debut in the third Test at the SCG, scoring 62 in the first innings.

But he was ruled out of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba because of a shoulder injury.

Pucovski’s injury required surgery.

Australia batsman Will Pucovski pulls a cricket ball away.
Pucovski made his Test debut against India at the SCG last January.(AAP: Dean Lewins)

There had been speculation Pucovski would be considered as an opener — alongside David Warner — for the men’s Ashes, beginning in December.

He was surprisingly cut from Cricket Australia’s 17-man contract list for the 2021/22 season last April.

Pucovski has played 24 first-class matches and is averaging 53.41.

He has scored six first-class centuries and has a highest score of 255 not out.

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