David Warner fears he will have to cross the pain barrier for several more months after sustaining a groin injury in a one-day international match against India in November; Warner missed the first two tests against India before returning for the rest of the series
Last updated: 02/23/21 8:22 am
Australian opener David Warner admitted that the groin injury that kept him from making half of the test series against India in the New Year could still cause him pain for nine months.
The 34-year-old, injured in a one-day game against India in November, missed the first two tests against the Tourists before playing partially in form for the rest of the series as Australia s ‘collapsed for a 2-1 loss. .
The left-handed drummer will be key to Australia’s hopes of retaining the Ashes on the England tour later this year, but Warner has said he may not be playing pain-free right before this streak.
“I almost came back to sprinting 100% in a straight line,” he said.
“Next week we come back to the field, pick up, throw – very difficult it was, the last few weeks, even trying to throw.
“Now it’s all about the side [movement], running through the wickets, building it.
“It’s just the tendon that has this slight tear now. It’s going to make me worse for the next six to nine months but I’m sure the doctors will help me there.”
Warner, who is expected to captain the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in April, was selected for Australia’s test tour to South Africa but this was later put on hold due to health concerns.
He said he spoke to other athletes who had suffered similar injuries.
“They just said it’s a downside,” Warner added.
“You just have to teach your brain not to worry about the pain and that it won’t happen again.
“It’s just getting that confidence back to dodge and run as hard as I can and dive again. Once I figure that out, I’ll be right to go. It’s just not 100% yet. . “