David Warner makes early exit after suffering head knock

A dazed David Warner leaves the field after his head crashed into the turf as he fielded on the boundary in Australia’s T20 match against England… but the opener is soon cleared to continue in Canberra

  • David Warner suffered a heavy head knock during Australia’s game vs England 
  • The 35-year-old attempted to catch a shot from Moeen Ali on the boundary 
  • However, he failed to brace for impact and his head snapped back on the turf
  • Warner underwent concussion tests and was cleared to continue the game 

There was a scare for the Australia squad on Wednesday after David Warner made a hasty exit from their warm up game against England following a head knock.

The 35-year-old was on the boundary when Moeen Ali slogged the ball in his direction, but as it approached it became clear that the expert fielder would have to execute a stunning grab to dismiss the Englishman.

Falling backwards with the flight of the ball, Warner got a hand to it but was unable to gather cleanly. Reaching in a last ditch attempt to grab the ball, the batsman failed to brace for contact and his head snapped back and hit the turf. 

David Warner suffered a concerning head knock during Australia’s game against England

Attempting to catch a shot from Moeen Ali, the 35-year-old failed to brace for impact

His head snapped back against the turf and he swiftly removed himself from the field

Warner underwent a concussion test but was cleared to continue playing on Wednesday

He quickly took himself off the field of play before medical assistance arrived. The former vice-captain was escorted back to the dressing rooms to undergo concussion tests.

Warner passed those tests and was cleared to continue, with Australia set to chase down England’s total in a bid to tie up the series, having lost the first game on Sunday. 

More to follow. 

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