Melbourne [Australia], November 21 (ANI): Australia have suffered a major injury scare ahead of their opening Ashes Test against England, as vice-captain David Warner hurt his neck while fielding during a practice session on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old sustained injury in his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield and subsequently underwent treatment from team physiotherapist David Beakley before walking off the nets.
Reflecting on his injury, Warner said, "My neck is quite stiff. I took a high ball out there and something just twinged in my neck. It's quote sore, I haven't really had a stiff neck like this one before."
"I don't think a sore neck is going to keep me out. I'm getting a bit of physio treatment at the moment and hopefully it will settle down in the next 24 to 48 hours. I'll try and have a hit tomorrow at some stage, I have to work on my technique a little bit more, probably facing up," cricket.com.au quoted Warner, as saying.
The opening batsman further declared that he would undergo treatment to his injury ahead of Thursday's opener.
"I'll get some more treatment tonight, get some heat packs, get some fingers into it and hopefully it's better tomorrow," he said.