Talented youngster Will Pucovski has succumbed to another head injury in today’s Future’s League game against Tasmania, Victorian General Manager of Cricket Shaun Graf has confirmed.
The 19-year-old, who has suffered a string of concussions, was able to walk off the field today with assistance after a receiving a blow to his helmet.
“This will be his third or fourth concussion by the looks of things, which is a real worry,” Graf told SEN’s Hungry For Sport.
“He had a bad injury that was caused through a football tackle originally, which bruised his brain, and he has had a few other hits after that. This one sounds like he has been hit with full impact on the helmet.
“He will go through the full concussion testing, so it’s a real worry.”
Graf also expressed how this latest setback could cause Cricket Victoria to investigate Pucovski’s method, to see if there is a tangible way to decrease the frequency of his head injuries.
“We need to take into account duty of care with him and we need to seriously look at his technique from here on and see whether there is a fault,” he said.
“Is there a reason why he is getting hit from a batting point of view? We will try to rectify that but first and foremost, hopefully he is ok.”
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Last season, Pucovski broke the Under-19 National Championships run-scoring record at a single tournament, as he flashed his unlimited potential.
It’s unknown how much time he will miss with the latest head knock.