Injury could take another 9 months, warns Warner
David Warner may require another six to nine months to fully recover from groin injury.
Warner’s 2020-21 summer was halted by a groin injury that he sustained during the second ODI against India. He then missed the final ODI, three T20Is and first two Tests in that series. However, he was back for the last two Test fixtures in Sydney and Brisbane but his fitness did not look 100 per cent.
The left-hander’s teammates Steve Smith and Pat Cummins returned to domestic action for New South Wales after Australia’s postponement of South Africa tour.
The injury has put his participation in T20 World Cup in October-November in India under threat as well.
“Next week I’ll be picking up throwing. That was very difficult the last couple of weeks, even trying to throw. Now it’s all about lateral (movement), running between the wickets,” Warner said while speaking to Fox Cricket.
“It’s going to aggravate me for the next six to nine months. But I’m sure the medicos will help me out there.”
Warner has a busy schedule ahead with Indian Premier League 2021 knocking the doors. He is still the captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“You’ve got to teach your brain not to worry about the pain and it’s not going to happen again. It’s just getting back that confidence to be able to sidestep and run as hard as I can and dive around again. It’s more that lunging when you’re batting.”