ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Maxwell suffers blow in the nets
Australia allrounder given all clear after being hit by net bowler during practice session at Lord's on Wednesday
Martin Smith Lord's
24 May 2017, 09:11 PM AEST
Allrounder Glenn Maxwell has been given the all clear after he was struck in the neck by a local net bowler during a training session at Lord's today.
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Maxwell was batting in the middle net at the Lord's training facility when he was hit, before he slowly lowered himself into a crouch position to compose himself as several teammates, the bowler and team doctor Peter Brukner moved into the net to check on his welfare.
The Victorian was wearing a helmet at the time.
He eventually walked out of the net along with Dr Brukner, who assessed him for a few minutes before the pair left the training area for the dressing rooms.
Brukner's assessment focused on Maxwell's jaw and the top of his neck, indicating that's where the right-hander was struck.
It was later confirmed that Maxwell hadn't suffered any injury but was icing the blow in the rooms.
"He took a knock to the neck and he is getting some ice," skipper Steve Smith said after training. "I'm sure he will be okay."
In a lengthy training session at the home of cricket, Matthew Wade was also struck on the helmet by Pat Cummins a few minutes later, but the keeper-batsman was OK and continued batting.
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The Australians will train again at The Oval tomorrow before their opening Champions Trophy warm-up game against Sri Lanka at the same venue on Friday.
Champions Trophy 2017 Guide
Group A: Australia, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh.
Group B: India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.
26 May – Australia v Sri Lanka, The Oval
27 May – Bangladesh v Pakistan, Edgbaston
28 May – India v New Zealand, The Oval
29 May – Australia v Pakistan, Edgbaston
30 May – New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Edgbaston
30 May – Bangladesh vs India, The Oval
1 June – England v Bangladesh, The Oval (Day)
2 June – Australia v New Zealand, Edgbaston (D)
3 June – Sri Lanka v South Africa, The Oval (D)
4 June – India v Pakistan, Edgbaston (D)
5 June – Australia v Bangladesh, The Oval (D/N)
6 June – England v New Zealand, Cardiff (D)
7 June – Pakistan v South Africa, Edgbaston (D/N)
8 June – India v Sri Lanka, The Oval (D)
9 June – New Zealand v Bangladesh, Cardiff (D)
10 June – England v Australia, Edgbaston (D)
11 June – India v South Africa, The Oval (D)
12 June – Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Cardiff (D)
14 June – First semi-final (A1 v B2), Cardiff (D)
15 June – Second semi-final (A2 v B1), Edgbaston (D)
18 June – Final, The Oval (D)
19 June – Reserve day (D)