Australia opener David Warner has admitted the groin injury that saved him out of half of the Test collection in opposition to 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-dayer in opposition to India in November, missed the primary two Tests in opposition to the vacationers earlier than enjoying partially-fit for the rest of the collection as Australia slumped to a 2-1 defeat.
The left-handed batsman will likely be key to Australia’s hopes of retaining the Ashes when England tour on the finish of this 12 months however Warner stated he won’t be enjoying pain-free till simply earlier than that collection.
“I am almost back to full 100% sprinting in a straight line,” he stated whereas commentating on Australia’s first Twenty20 in opposition to New Zealand on Monday.
“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 (motion), operating between wickets, constructing that up.
“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 medicos 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 take a look at tour of South Africa however that was later aborted due to well being considerations.
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 arduous as I can and dive round once more. Once I get that, I will likely be proper to go. It’s simply not 100% there but.”