Australian opener David Warner hurt his neck during a fielding drill on the eve of the first Test at Gabba in Brisbane.
Warner tried to take a catch during the fielding practice session and twinged his neck. Team physio rushed to him to see how grave the injury was.
The 31-year-old said. “My neck’s quite stiff, I took a high ball out there and something just twinged.”
He added, “It’s quite sore, I haven’t really had a stiff neck like this one. I’ll have some treatment tonight, get some heat packs on it and some fingers into it.”
The first Test begins on November 23rd and Warner, despite the injury scare, said that he will be available for Australia on Thursday. After the injury scare, Warner took a step back and relaxed on the sidelines.
After a while, he returned to the nets for some batting practice but he could not last two throwdowns. He, later on, said, “I couldn’t align myself face on with Hicky (batting coach Graeme Hick).”
“If I’m not able to face on, I can’t angle myself and I’ll get out. Get bad habits and that’s not what I want training to be like,” Warner concluded.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali was asked what the team feels on chances of Warner missing the first Test due to the incident. He quipped, “He’ll be fine.”