David Warner to resume batting in four weeks, says Cricket Australia

first_imgDavid Warner underwent a sugery to fix his troublesome elbow on Tuesday and the Australian cricketer will begin rehabilitation. Cricket Australia (CA) revealed that Warner can “resume batting” in almost a month’s time.David Warner had to cut short his stint at the Bangladesh Premier League after the injury and returned home for treatment. Warner had complained of an elbow pain but played two more matches for his BPL team Sylhet Sixers.”David Warner underwent surgery yesterday to remove a bone spur and loose bone in his elbow that was causing an inflamed joint,” a CA spokesman said.”David will undergo rehabilitation in which we expect him to be able to begin moving his arm by the end of the week, and within 3-4 weeks resume batting, with his return to playing to be determined soon after that.”Warner is currently serving the suspension period for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in March last year.A few days ago, Warner’s suspended partner Steve Smith also underwent an elbow surgery but the former’s injury is not expected to be as serious as Smith’s.For Steve Smith, however, the lay off is expected to be longer. Smith will be wearing an arm brace for six weeks before continuing his rehabilitation. The length of the lay off threatens to disrupt Smith’s preparations for the World Cup in England later this year.Both Warner and Smith carried small niggles into the Bangladesh Premier League and then reporting pain. They returned home within a week of each other.advertisementThe pair’s 12-month bans for their involvement in the Cape Town ball-tampering incident ends on March 28 and there had been some hope they could return in a one-day series against Pakistan in the UAE.While Smith would be in a race against time to play in that series and the early stages of the Indian Premier League, Warner will likely be fit in time to be available for selection.Warner scored 61 not out, 63 and 19 in his last three innings at the T20 tournament in Bangladesh.Australia are expected to play five one-day internationals against Pakistan in the UAE, with the final two matches of that series believed to be after the bans on Smith and Warner have expired. But the fixtures for that tour are yet to be confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *