Australian opener David Warner believes he will have to face “at least six to nine months” of rehabilitation because of his groin injury, but will return to action in New South Wales next week.
The 34-year-old was injured during the second ODI against India in November and was subsequently excluded from the third match in Canberra, the three-match T20 series and the first two tests.
Coming back for the tests in Sydney and Brisbane against India, he was not 100 percent able and struggled to leave, registering grades 5, 13, 1 and 48.
Just to clarify a comment I made in a comment last night that “My groin” will need continuous treatment and will have annoying pain for at least 6-9 months. I return to play for NSW on March 4, 2021. #horsesmouth, “Warner tweeted Tuesday.
On Monday, Warner made a splash as he shed light on his injury.
“I’m going to start throwing next week. (It was) very difficult in the last few weeks, I’ve even been trying to throw,” Warner told Fox Cricket.
“Now it’s all about lateral movement, running between the gates. It will make me worse for the next six to nine months. But I’m sure the medics will help me there,” he added.
Warner was selected for the test tour in South Africa, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following his domestic duties for NSW, Warner is set to captain Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, which is expected to begin in the second week of April.
“You have to teach your brain not to worry about the pain and it won’t happen again.
“I’m just regaining that confidence so I can get around and run as hard as I can and dive again. It’s a bigger attack when you fight,” he added.