The prodigious Victorian batsman Will Pucovski has suffered another concussion after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. The 23-year-old was hit in the head during a training session in the inner nets of Cricket Victoria on Tuesday.
“Cricket Victoria confirms Will Pucovski was hit in the head while training with Victoria last week,” the statement said. “Will is currently arranging his recovery in consultation with CV’s medical staff. We look forward to having him back in training once he recovers.”
It adds yet another concern to the well-being of Puccovski, who has suffered up to 10 concussions, affecting his mental health and hindering his efforts to secure a spot on the Australian Test side.
He is in a battle with state teammate Marcus Harris to join David Warner at the top of the order for the Ashes, starting in Adelaide on December 8.
Pucovski made his Test debut against India at the SCG in January, impressing with a 62 first innings in association with Warner.
But the generational talent injured his shoulder during the match and was ruled out of the fourth and decisive Test of the series. Pucovski later needed surgery to repair the problematic shoulder.
After just 24 first-class matches, Pucovski has an average of 53.4 and has broken six hundred for a top score of 255 not out.