Will Pucovski retires hurt with concussion after bizarre fall out
22-year old Pucovski, the Cricket Australia XI skipper for the match in the unofficial first ODI against the Lions, attempted a quick single during his 23 runs innings, glided his bat to make the ground for completing the run when his bat got stuck in the turf and the batsman fell forward while his head heavily hit the ground.
The medical staff rushed on the field. Pucovski failed to pass the subsequent concussion test. He was replaced by Xavier Crone.
“I remember what happened,” he said. “Obviously my bat got stuck and I went tumbling over then smacked my head on the ground pretty hard.
“I’m a bit on-off. I feel alright for 15 minutes and then feel a bit average for another 15. I should hopefully be back in action pretty quickly though.
“I’ll just keep in touch with the doctors and hopefully start to reduce a few symptoms, then get back into it,” Pucovski said.
However it was not the first time the Victorian fall into concussion injuries as he has had a string of incidents before this.
Pucovski, who took a break from cricket for poor mental health, has made a return as the CA XI captain for this tour. It is not clear whether he will be able to participate in the second ODI or not.
England Lions have won the first of the five match series by six wickets.
Victorian young gun Will Pucovski has retired hurt in a match on the Gold Coast after falling and hitting his head in a freak incident at Metricon Stadium https://t.co/sf9p1rrS8S pic.twitter.com/8E9C0o1Jdk
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