After former Australian captain, Steve Smith left the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 following an elbow issue, it’s time for David Warner to follow up Smith for injury assessment as he reported elbow pain while playing in the BPL 2019.
David Warner will return to Australia next week to be medically assessed after reporting elbow pain while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. A Cricket Australia spokesperson confirmed today Warner will head home on Monday, January 21, to have his injury assessed.
While the extent of the injury remains unknown, Warner will continue to play for the Sylhet Sixers before he departs, meaning he will feature in matches on the 18th and 19th.
Warner follows Steve Smith in leaving the T20 tournament early with an elbow issue. Smith arrived home from Bangladesh last week and immediately had surgery on his right elbow.
The 29-year-old will be in an arm brace for six weeks before continuing his rehabilitation.
Earlier, he made headlines around the world on Wednesday evening when he changed to batting right-handed and smashed Chris Gayle for six and two boundaries off consecutive deliveries.
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The 12-month bans Smith and Warner are serving for their involvement in the Cape Town ball-tampering incident expire on March 28.