David Warner will return to Australia and undergo elbow surgery after suffering an injury in the Bangladesh Premier League.
The injury is understood to have been suffered as Warner clubbed an unbeaten 61 off 36 balls for Sylhet Sixers against Chris Gayle’s Rangpur Raiders. The Sylhet Sixers are yet to confirm the severity of the injury or Warner’s expected return home to Australia.
The injury is expected to keep him out of action for up to a month, meaning he should be fit for a potential return at the 2019 World Cup.
It will however, rob him of much-needed cricket in the lead up to the tournament as he nears a return to international cricket following his year-long ban over the ball tampering scandal.
It comes just five days after suspended former Australian captain Steve Smith was forced out of the BPL with a similar injury. Smith has returned home to Australia and has undergone surgery on his elbow. He will be in a brace for six weeks as he recovers from surgry.
The injuries could severely hamper both players preparations with the World World Cup and Ashes on the horizon.