Australia batter Will Pucovski is suffering concussion symptoms for the 10th time after he was struck on the head during a training session last week, Cricket Victoria (CV) said today.
Pucovski has suffered nine previous concussions and the latest knock puts his Ashes campaign at risk, with the 23-year-old expected to be among the contenders to open the batting against England, along with David Warner.
The first of his concussions came in an Australian Rules Football game as a teenager. The causes of the other eight include bouncers, a dive to complete a run, a blow in the field and a door in his home.
“Will is currently managing his recovery in consultation with CV’s medical staff,” Cricket Victoria said in a statement. “He looks forward to returning to training as soon as he is able to do so.” The five-test Ashes is due to begin in Brisbane on December 8.