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

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.

Dr Brukner treats Maxwell after he was struck //
Dr Brukner treats Maxwell after he was struck //

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.

Maxwell on the deck after copping a blow to the head //
Maxwell in the nets after copping a blow to the neck //

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."



Maxwell is assessed by Dr Peter Brukner //
Maxwell is assessed by Dr Peter Brukner //

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.

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.

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Group A: Australia, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh.

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Warm-up matches

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

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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)

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