A horror tour of India has gone from bad to worse for the Australian team, with star batsman David Warner ruled out of the remainder of the tour due to injury.
This comes after Warner suffered two significant injuries in two weeks; suffering a concussion after being struck in the helmet by Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj, and also being struck on the arm, resulting in a hairline fracture.
Warner was subsequently ruled out of the final Tests in Indore and Ahmedabad, and will return to Australia to rehab his elbow injury.
The 36-year-old had been struggling during the first two Tests, managing only 26 runs over three innings, and was replaced by Matthew Renshaw in Dehli following his concussion.
“David Warner has been ruled out of the Qantas test tour of India and will return home,” Cricket Australia said via a statement.
“Warner was struck on the elbow in the second Test in Delhi and sustained a hairline fracture.
“After further assessment, he will require a period of rehabilitation which will preclude any further involvement in the remainder of the Test series.”
Warner is the most recent in a long line of Australian players to miss time during their tour of injury, joining Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green.
Despite his injuries, Warner is expected to play in the three-match ODI series following the Tests, confirmed by CA in a statement, saying “It is currently anticipated that he will return to India for the three One-Day Internationals which follow the Test Series.”