Australian David Warner to return to action early March

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David Warner (Pic Courtesy: India TV)

Sydney: Dynamic Australian opener David Warner on Tuesday (February 23) said that he will be returning to action for the New South Wales (NSW) on March 4 while admitting that his groin still needs treatment and will have annoying pain for at least 6-9 months.

The 34-year-old batsman had suffered a groin injury at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the second ODI against India. He was subsequently ruled out of the third game in Canberra, the three-match T20 series and the first two Tests.

“Just to clarify a comment I made on commentary last night, that “My Groin” will need ongoing treatment and will have an annoying pain for at least 6-9 months. I am returning to play for NSW on the 4th March 2021 #horsesmouth,” Warner tweeted.

“Next week I’ll be picking up throwing. (That was) very difficult the last couple of weeks, even trying to throw,” Warner was quoted as saying on Fox Cricket.

“Now it’s all about lateral (movement), running between the wickets. It’s going to aggravate me for the next six to nine months. But I’m sure the medicos will help me out there,” he added. Following his domestic duties for NSW, Warner is all set to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is expected to begin in the second week of April.

“You’ve got to teach your brain not to worry about the pain and it’s not going to happen again. It’s just getting back that confidence to be able to sidestep and run as hard as I can and dive around again. It’s more that lunging when you’re batting,” he concluded.

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