David Warner walks off with the team doctor after being hit by a Josh Hazelwood bouncer.
David Warner walks off with the team doctor after being hit by a Josh Hazelwood bouncer. Michael Dodge

VIDEO: David Warner retires hurt after sickening head blow

DAVID Warner has been forced to retire hurt on day two of Australia's intra-squad match in Darwin after being struck on the side of the neck by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer.

Batting in Warner XI's second innings after the Smith XI declared its innings at 6-181, Warner was struck in the third over.

The Australian opener was back on his feet quickly and appeared to be okay after the blow but immediately walked unassisted to the dressing room to be assessed.

Warner is currently icing the area and being assessed by the team doctor.

Upon being felled by the short ball, Warner immediately picked himself up and started walking straight from the field, not even stopping to pick up his bat.

The left-hander was on two at the time and had faced 14 deliveries.

Warner was bowled for four in his side's first innings on day one, with his stumps pegged back by Hazlewood, who also dismissed Travis Head (12).

Peter Handscomb (105) and Hilton Cartwright (81) then rebuilt the innings before Jake Weatherald scored a quickfire 96 to power the team to a healthy total of 6-360 declared.

In reply, Smith scored 84 and Glenn Maxwell scored 45 on day two.

News Corp Australia


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