Warner on mend after neck knock: Lehmann

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 16 Aug 2017, 21:32:36

Warner on mend after neck knock: Lehmann

Australian vice-captain David Warner is on the mend after copping a bouncer in the neck during a trial game, coach Darren Lehmann says, reports AAP.

With the Test squad set to depart for Bangladesh on Friday, Lehmann says there's no doubt Warner will be on the flight to Dhaka.

The 30-year-old was rested for Wednesday's conclusion of the three-day intra-squad game in Darwin, despite passing a concussion test after being struck by a Josh Hazlewood ball on Tuesday afternoon.

Lehmann said Warner was nursing a stiff neck and headache after attempting a hook shot but misreading a short-pitched Hazlewood delivery.

"He seems alright, walking around the ground today, so fingers crossed he'll be okay and we'll get an update in the next day or two," Lehmann said. "It's always a scare when that happens, isn't it?

"Hopefully he's going to be OK." The incident threw a major scare into the Australian camp during their final tune-up for the two-Test Bangladesh series.

Warner hit the deck, seemingly a result of the momentum of the stroke as much as the impact of the ball, but almost instantly got back on his feet. As Hazlewood and skipper Steve Smith rushed to check on his welfare, Warner dropped his bat, removed his helmet and walked off unassisted.
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