David Warner suffers serious injury after diving for the ball in Australia’s match against India – leaving him writhing in pain and grabbing his groin on the ground
- Australian batsman David Warner has injured his groin fielding against India
- The 34-year-old rolled awkwardly while saving the ball early in India’s innings
- Warner was helped off the field and was later to hospital for scans on the injury
Australian cricketer David Warner has been taken to hospital after suffering a groin injury in Australia’s second one day international against India at the SCG.
The 34-year-old was left writhing in pain and grabbing his groin on the ground after a fielding mishap in the fourth over in India’s innings.
The veteran batsman rolled awkwardly after diving to his left to stop the ball, leaving him screaming in anguish on the field.
Australian batsman David Warner has injured his groin while fielding (pictured) against India
Warner grabs his groin while being assisted by Australian team mates Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins
He was helped to his feet by Australian quick Pat Cummins and hobbled off the ground with assistance from Glenn Maxwell and team physio David Beakley.
‘It’s not great signs for David,’ Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon said in commentary for Fox Cricket.
‘He’s in really good hands with David Beakley there, he’s up there with the best physios in the world.
‘Fingers crossed he’s right to go, especially for the first Test.’
The 34-year-old rolled awkwardly while saving the ball early in India’s innings, leaving him writhing in pain on the ground
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins calls for the trainers after Warner went down in India’s innings
Warner was later pictured getting into a car outside the ground to be taken to hospital for scans on the injury.
Any strain could put Warner in doubt for the upcoming four-test series between Australian and India, due to begin on December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.
Steve Smith has backed up his sparkling century with another superb hundred, guiding Australia to a record-breaking total of 4-389.
Smith picked gaps with ease, shuffled around the pitch with typical abandon for the textbook and produced another spellbinding SCG highlight reel to celebrate consecutive one-day tons for the first time in a decorated career.
Australian captain Aaron Finch opted to bat and enjoyed a 142-run partnership with Warner before Smith marched Australia to their highest ODI score at the venue.
Warner hobbled off the field with assistance from team mate Glenn Maxwell and team physio David Beakley