Will Pucovski set to undergo shoulder reconstruction surgery next week

He experienced some soreness after batting in the nets last week.

Will Pucovski was seen in a sling in the Australia dressing room | Getty Images

Australian batsman Will Pucovski is all set to undergo surgery on his shoulder next week, which means he is set to be sidelined for up to six months and will miss the remainder of the Australian domestic season.

The promising cricketer is likely to regain full fitness for the Ashes 2021 at the end of this year following the shoulder reconstruction surgery which will be performed by the renowned shoulder specialist Dr. Greg Hoy next week in Melbourne following the consultations with medical experts.

Pucovski was seen in a sling in the dressing room after he injured his shoulder during day five of the third Test match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground last month and was ruled out of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba.

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Well now, the latest development came after the 23-year-old pulled up sore in a practice session, which ruled him out of the Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. Victoria coach Chris Rogers confirmed the same about Pucovski who has a long history of concussion-related injuries.

He trained with Victoria in the lead-up to the recommencement of the Sheffield Shield season but experienced some soreness after batting in the nets last week and eventually, ruled out of Australia’s domestic season is over for the next six months.

Pucovski may be available at the start of Australia's next domestic summer and the home Ashes series against England later this year if his rehabilitation goes to plan.

(With Cricbuzz Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 18 Feb, 2021

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