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Cricket: Lehmann says batsman Warner recovering from neck blow

FILE PHOTO: Britain Cricket - Australia Press Conference - Edgbaston - June 8, 2017 Australia's David Warner during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic/Files
FILE PHOTO: Britain Cricket - Australia Press Conference - Edgbaston - June 8, 2017 Australia's David Warner during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic/Files

(Reuters) - Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.

The left-hander dropped his bat and slumped to his knees after an attempted hook shot went awry at Marrara Oval in Darwin on Tuesday, but quickly picked himself up and walked off the ground unassisted.

With the squad set to depart for Bangladesh on Friday ahead of the first test in Dhaka, which starts on Aug. 27, Lehmann expected Warner to board the flight.

"He seems alright, walking around the ground today, so fingers crossed he'll be okay and we'll get an update in the next day or two," Lehmann told reporters.

"It's always a scare when that happens, isn't it? Hopefully he's going to be OK."

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; Editing by John O'Brien)

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