Will Pucovski sought and received assurance from an independent neurologist about the long-term effects of multiple concussions as he neared his test debut in one of the last two tests against India in Sydney and Brisbane.
Australia coach Justin Langer announced Tuesday that the 22-year-old had visited a brain and spinal cord specialist to discuss the history of his concussion and the consequences of further hitting the helmet.
The fact that Pucovski sought another independent opinion after visiting another neurologist set up by Cricket Australia underscores how much he has considered taking steps to test cricket and how likely he is to be short.
The ball is faced. From India. Pucovski has a long and painful history of turmoil, most recently against tourists in a warm-up match at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney just before the first test.
“One of them was at the Cricket Australia Independent yesterday afternoon. So he was released. He was released by all the medics and seems to be undergoing all the concussion protocols that we all know are very strict these days.
Everything passed,” said the Long Reporter. “And it will really comfort him, his family and everyone involved. So he is clean and there is no reason why Will can’t be selected now. It’s just that the balance of our team that we are following is currently being produced, all these things.
“As he will say over the last three years, every team he has played against has a very short bowling alley. He practiced, hit thousands of short balls and got hit that day. I think the bigger one for me. Will met an independent neurologist yesterday. and now has seen a partner.
The most comforting thing for him is that although he has had several concussions in the past and different concussions, concussions come in different ways. They do not always have long-term effects.
“I think if you can cool off with that then it’s very positive for him. He’s in a good mood, he’s very positive playing cricket, he’s been training hard this week and as we both discussed, the only way.”
Back on top horse means to get back on his horse. After all, he must make the decisions. Everyone will have a different opinion about him, he’s the one who goes there and faces the short bowling alley. “Must.”
Langer noted that he has also asked Pucovski to confirm that he is 100% ready and willing to play, with Australia likely facing the need to win both Tests remaining in the series to win the Border Gavaskar he holds. Trophy regained India since 2017.
“The most important thing for me is he looks me in the eye and says,” I just want to play, I want to get out, I want to get back on horseback, “Langer told SEN Radio.”
Many people will have different opinions. whether it’s the medic, his family, or his friends, and he’s the one who needs to get out of there and really wants to do it.
“Nice to hear from a neurologist, but just as comfortable hearing from Will himself.
“So he has proof that he doesn’t have to worry too long, he has to take care of it when something happens, but it happens in cricket. Sure, it’s nice to hear about medical experts, but it’s better for me.
Wants to hear for himself because he has to do it. Nobody else has to do it for him, he has to do it, so if he wants to take it then that’s the best advice I can hear. “
Pucovski’s initiation is likely to come at the expense of South Australian middle-class batsman Travis Head, with David Warner coming in to lead the order while Matthew Wade maintains his place in the XI.
“All of our players are loyal. Wherever we go, the hardest part is … it is very difficult to fold seven or eight out of six.
To be honest, it is the hardest part of my job, and I think it’s true, someone must have missed out,” said Langer. But Heady is a good player. He averaged 40 on cricket tests.