Warner injury scare won’t stop Ashes charge

Australia’s firey opening batsman David Warner insists he’ll be fit for the Ashes opener on Thursday, despite suffering a neck injury and struggling to bat at training today.

With only two days until the first ball of the 2017/18 Ashes is bowled, Australia’s vice-captain left training after twinging his neck during catching practice.

He then spent some time with the physio before coming out and attempting to bat in the Gabba nets.


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Warner lasted two balls before leaving for more treatment.

“I’m getting a bit of physio at the moment and hopefully it settles down in the next 24 or 48 hours,” he said.

“I don’t think a sore neck is going to keep me out.”