Will Pucovski eager to return to action once "fully recovered"

Will Pucovski was struck on the left side of the helmet while trying to avoid a short ball during a Sheffield Shield game at MCG.

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Victorian batsman –Will Pucovski on Sunday said that he is eager to return to action once he completely recovers from the concussion that he suffered during a Sheffield Shield game at the MCG.

During the 19th over of Victoria's second innings, Pucovski was hit on the head by a short delivery from New South Wales' Sean Abbott at the MCG and struck on the left side of the helmet. The 20-year-old is currently monitoring by Cricket Victoria's medical staff.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Pucovski said in a statement, “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.”

Meanwhile, Victoria's General Manager –Shaun Graf told RSN Radio about Will, “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.”

It was not the first time when Pucovski was struck on the helmet but he has had to deal with concussions on a few occasions previously in his short career.

In February last year, he was hit on the head by a ball that misbehaved off an uneven outfield during his first-class debut, and subsequently, he sustained a similar injury in the One-Day Cup.


By Rashmi Nanda - 05 Mar, 2018

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