Western Australia allrounder Cameron Green has sent yet another injury scare through the Australian camp after copping a nasty blow to the head in the Tour match against India at the SCG.
The 21-year-old was bowling to Indian tail-ender Jasprit Bumrah when he copped a hard hit straight back at his body, forcing him from the field immediately.
The straight drive appeared to miss his hands as he threw them up in reflex, making hard contact straight to his temple.
Green did not lose consciousness but dropped to the ground after sustaining the heavy knock, with India’s non-striker Mohammed Siraj rushing to his side.
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The hit comes just days after fellow Test aspirant Will Pucovski copped a blow to the helmet, subsequently ruling him out of this current pink ball match.
The Subiaco-Floreat allrounder was able to walk from the field in the hands of the team doctor, appearing to respond to questions.
Social media users have been quick to point out the chances of the nasty incident occuring more frequently.
“It’s amazing more bowlers don’t get hit in the head like Cam Green just did,” journalist Tom Morris wrote.
“Completely exposed, bigger bats… accident waiting to happen.”
The first Test against India is due to begin in just six days’ time at Adelaide Oval.
Green’s immediate availability remains under a cloud as he undergoes a concussion test, with possible delayed symptoms to be monitored in coming days.
Bumrah finished the innings unbeaten on 55 after scoring his maiden first-class half-century.
Siraj was the final man out for 22 shortly after the scary incident involving Green.
India posted a first-innings score of 194, with Joe Burns looking to find form in his final chances ahead of next week’s opening Test.
The Adelaide Test will again be a day-night pink ball clash, with the SCG pink ball match under lights providing the perfect tune-up ahead of the highly anticipated red-ball opener.