Will Pucovski is ready to revive his playing career after the Australian cricketer passed a concussion test. The 25-year-old has thus been cleared to resume batting for Cricket Victoria, according to a team statement.
Cricket Victoria will be cautious in easing the top-order batsman back after Pucovski suffered 11 concussions since 2022. These incidents forced the Malvern native to take a leave due to mental health reasons.
Pucovski retired hurt after getting hit on the helmet while attempting a hook shot from South Australian paceman David Grant on Monday.
“Pucovski passed a concussion test before batting in the nets where he was given the all clear to continue playing,” a Cricket Victoria statement said.
“He will be monitored throughout the day and the rest of the game,” it added.
Regarded as one of Australia’s best young batters, Pucovski missed a year of cricket due to his concussion incidents. He has not played a complete domestic season in Australia since he made his debut for Victoria in February 2017.
Pucovski listed a top score of 66 in three Sheffield Shield games this season. He made 62 in the first innings on Test debut against India at the SCG before Pucovski dislocated his shoulder.