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Australian Cricket: Pucovski planning to return

Victorian coach Chris Rogers has said Australian Test opener Will Pucovski is keen to get back playing despite suffering the 11th concussion of his career.

Australia are targeting the Ashes series in England and in an ideal world Pucovski would be opening the batting for the baggy greens.

Concussion issues

The talented 24-year-old made his Test debut for Australia against India in January 2021 and was in the box seat to open the batting with David Warner in the Ashes before the concussion jinx struck again.

Pucovski suffered his 10th concussion in October last year which kept him on the sidelines for two months and ruled him out of the Ashes series against England.

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The bad luck continued when he was struck by a volleyball before play on the final day of Victoria's Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia on 12th February.

Doubts have since been cast over his future and whether it is safe for him to play on and Rogers says they will know more after holding talks on Thursday of this week.

Pucovski keen to play on

Pucovski has been in and around the playing group for this week's Sheffield Shield match and is keen to keep on playing.

"There’s conversations that are happening in the background. Will has indicated he wants to keep playing," Rogers told SEN.

"We just have to weigh up everything that is happening at the moment. He’s been in and around the Junction Oval a few times over the four days of the Shield game, and he’s coming in tomorrow (Thursday) to have a chat and we will see how he’s going.

"He’s pretty hopeful. We just have to have those conversations and make sure everything is OK. I’m sure that will play out."

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