Australia opener David Warner needs to undergo an intense treatment on his neck after suffering sudden pain during training on Tuesday, just two days before the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
The deputy skipper injured his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield, and later left for the dressing room to get treatment. Talking to the reporters, Warner said, “My neck is quite stiff. I took a high ball and something just twinged in my neck. I haven’t really had a stiff neck like this one before. My neck will settle down in the next 24 to 48 hours. I don’t think a sore neck is going to keep me out.”
He further added, “I’ll try and have a hit tomorrow at some stage. I have to work on my technique a little bit more, probably facing up. I’ll get some more treatment tonight, get some heat packs, get some fingers into it and hopefully, it’s better tomorrow.”
Warner had to leave the net session later on, as the neck issue meant he was not able to take his usual stance. He said, “If I can’t be face-on, there was no point in hitting because I can’t angle myself. That’s not how I want to train.”
David is the crucial cog in Australia’s Ashes squad with his batting average of almost 60 at home. He is due to open with debutant Cameron Bancroft in the first Test at Brisbane.