David Warner is likely to undergo surgery on his injured elbow after returning from Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19.
David Warner is likely to undergo surgery on his injured elbow after returning from Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19.

David Warner is likely to undergo surgery on his injured elbow after returning from Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19.

Warner left Bangladesh early today just days after his former Australia captain Steve Smith ended his campaign with a similar injury for which he successfully underwent surgery last week.

“The suspended Test opener will check in for an assessment in Melbourne on Tuesday before it’s anticipated he’ll receive a clean up of his problematic elbow on the same day,” reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

Even though Smith, whose 12-month suspension term for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal ends on March 29, had a successful surgery he faces a race against time to regain fitness ODI series against Pakistan which will be Australia’s final outing before the defending champions head to England and Wales for the ICC World Cup 2019.

However, Warner’s injury doesn’t seem to be that serious and he may as well return to play the reminder of the BBL for Sylhet Sixers.

Smith’s rehabilitation process will begin in February. It’s unlikely that the he will be fit for competitive cricket when his suspension expires. He is also expected to miss out playing for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.

A vital member for Australia to defend their World Cup crown, Smith may head into the quadrennial event without any game time under his belt.