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David Warner: Australia opener prepared for long-term pain from groin injury

David Warner fears he must reside via the pain barrier for a number of extra months after sustaining a groin injury in a one-day worldwide towards India in November; Warner sat out the primary two Tests towards India earlier than returning for the rest of the sequence

Last Updated: 23/02/21 8:22am

David Warner fears his groin injury may trouble him for several more months

David Warner fears his groin injury could bother him for a number of extra months

Australia opener David Warner has admitted the groin injury that saved him out of half of the Test sequence towards India over the brand new 12 months may nonetheless be inflicting him pain for one other 9 months.

The 34-year-old, who sustained the injury in a one-day match towards India in November, missed the primary two exams towards the vacationers earlier than taking part in partially-fit for the rest of the sequence as Australia slumped to a 2-1 defeat.

The left-handed batsman shall be key to Australia’s hopes of retaining the Ashes when England tour on the finish of this 12 months however Warner stated he may not be taking part in pain-free till simply earlier than that sequence.

“I am almost back to full 100 per cent sprinting in a straight line,” he stated.

“This next week is getting back to fielding, picking up, throwing — very difficult that was, last couple of weeks, even trying to throw.

“Now it is all about lateral [movement], working between wickets, constructing that up.

Warner has his sights set on retaining the Ashes later in the year

Warner has his sights set on retaining the Ashes later within the 12 months

“It’s just the tendon that has got that slight tear in it now. It’s going to aggravate me for the next six to nine months but I am sure the medics will help me out there.”

Warner, who’s scheduled to captain Sunrisers Hyderabad within the Indian Premier League in April, was chosen for Australia’s check tour of South Africa however that was later aborted due to well being issues.

He stated he had spoken to different athletes who had suffered comparable accidents.

“They have just said it’s a niggle,” Warner added.

“You have just got to teach your brain to not worry about the pain and that it’s not going to happen again.

“It’s simply getting again that confidence to sidestep and run as exhausting as I can and dive round once more. Once I get that, I shall be proper to go. It’s simply not 100 per cent there but.”

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